Corsham's cop shop is an arresting proposition

This Is Wiltshire: PCC Angus MacPherson PCC Angus MacPherson

Thirteen separate bids have been received for Corsham Police Station since it went on the market in January.

The Priory Street station is due to close later this year, with the town’s neighbourhood policing team set to move into the new Springfield Campus.

All of Wiltshire Police’s estates are owned by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon, who has invited bids for the two-storey building that is on the market for £450,000.

Most of the bids received are to transform the site into residential housing, with two submitted for commercial storage.

PCC Angus MacPherson has announced a public consultation on the sale, before he makes a final decision, and has invited comments from the public.

For more information about the bids received see tinyurl.com/pb9zjqm

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8:58am Tue 27 May 14

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This information is incorrect and extremely misleading. there have actually been 2 bids for offices. One appears to retain the existing building as it indicates for 'change of use'. Residents feel that not enough has been done to inform the community of Corsham that they can comment on the bids and raise their concerns. Many of the local residents would like to see offices on the site as this would bring in jobs to Corsham. Corsham already has some 576 homes planned over the next few years. People have until 5th June to put their views forward. This needs to be widely advertised. If I had a commercial bid put in on this site I would be extremely angry that this was not mentioned in the Police Commissioners press release. Residents fear that the site has been earmarked for housing. They feel that the views of the community are not being properly considered.
This information is incorrect and extremely misleading. there have actually been 2 bids for offices. One appears to retain the existing building as it indicates for 'change of use'. Residents feel that not enough has been done to inform the community of Corsham that they can comment on the bids and raise their concerns. Many of the local residents would like to see offices on the site as this would bring in jobs to Corsham. Corsham already has some 576 homes planned over the next few years. People have until 5th June to put their views forward. This needs to be widely advertised. If I had a commercial bid put in on this site I would be extremely angry that this was not mentioned in the Police Commissioners press release. Residents fear that the site has been earmarked for housing. They feel that the views of the community are not being properly considered. audience member
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