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Norton Barracks, Worcestershire

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Norton Exterior
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The Imposing Face Of The Norton Army Barracks
Norton Original Site
Norton Barracks
Norton Barracks Resident Taking Posession Of Their New House
Apartment Floor Plan
House Floor Plan
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Norton Barracks, Crookbarrow Road, Norton, Worcestershire, WR5 2PA

Rooftop Housing Group, in partnership with Wychavon District Council, have created a development that provides ten modern energy-efficient affordable homes for returning servicemen and women, as well as those who have retired from the Armed Forces.

These comprise ten four one bed flats and two, two bed flats for affordable rent, two three bed houses for affordable rent and two three bed houses for shared ownership.

“The scheme forms part of Rooftop’s commitment to the Worcestershire Armed Forces Community Covenant.”

The site is one fifth of an acre and was surplus to requirements by the Ministry of Defence. Using this land to support service personnel seemed the most appropriate use, considering it is the last remaining part of the former barracks.

 

Norton Barracks were built as a home for the Worcestershire Regiment in 1877. The War Department purchased the 20.5 acre site for £3,500 (£300,000 today) and spent a further £65,000 (more than £3m today) on the imposing barracks buildings.

Since the barracks were sold in the 1980s the Worcestershire Regiment’s archive was kept in an old Army building on the site.

The archive was moved to the new Territorial Army HQ in Worcester city centre in Spring 2011, ending the Army’s presence at Norton and making the site surplus to requirements.

Most of the former barracks site is now occupied by housing and many of the new roads that were built reflect the link to battles that the Worcestershire’s fought in.

These include:

Gallipoli Drive
Lt. Herbert James won a Victoria Cross during the Gallipoli campaign in 1915

Cambrai Drive
Battle of Cambrai November/December 1917

Gazala Road
Battle of Gazala, fought in the Western Desert, 26 May-21 June 1942

Kohima Drive
Battle of Kohima, fought in Northern Burma, April 1944

Salamanca Drive
Battle of Salamanca, 22 July 1812

The allocation of properties will be to a Qualifying Resident, meaning a person in need of affordable housing and in housing need and on the Home Choice Plus register and; 

(a) who has a HM Forces Connection and is ordinarily
resident in the Parish of Norton Juxta Kempsey; or

(b) who has a HM Forces Connection and whose
family are ordinarily resident in the Parish of Norton
Juxta Kempsey; or

(c) who has a HM Forces Connection and is employed
in the Parish of Norton Juxta Kempsey; or


If no person qualifies pursuant to (a)-(c) above then a person who is on the Council’s Home Choice Plus register and is in need of Affordable Housing and in
Housing Need and:

(d) who has a HM Forces Connection and is ordinarily
resident in any of the Parishes*; or

(e) who has a HM Forces Connection and whose family
are ordinarily resident in any of the Parishes*; or

(f) who has a HM Forces Connection and who is
employed in any of the Parishes*; or

If no person qualifies pursuant to (d)-(f) above then a person who is on the Council’s Home Choice Plus register and is in need of Affordable Housing and in
Housing Need; and

(g) who has a HM Forces Connection and is ordinarily
resident in the District of Wychavon; or

(h) who has a HM Forces Connection and whose family
is ordinarily resident in the District of Wychavon; or

(i) who has a HM Forces Connection and is employed
in the District of Wychavon; or

If no person qualifies pursuant to (g)-(i) above then a person who is on the Council’s Home Choice Plus register and is in need of Affordable Housing and in
Housing Need; and

(j) who has a HM Forces Connection and is ordinarily
resident in Worcestershire; or

(k) who has a HM Forces Connection and whose family
are ordinarily resident in Worcestershire; or

(l) who has a HM Forces Connection and is employed
in Worcestershire; or

If no person qualifies pursuant to (j)-(l) above then a
person who is on the Council’s Home Choice Plus
register and is in need of Affordable Housing and in
Housing Need; and

(m) who has a HM Forces Connection and is ordinarily
resident in the United Kingdom; or

(n) who has a HM Forces Connection and whose family
are ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom; or

(o) who has a HM Forces Connection and is employed
in the United Kingdom.

*The Parishes are Drakes Broughton, Wadborough, Stoulton
and Whittington.

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