Planning permission granted!

by | Apr 10, 2022

We are very pleased to report that our revised plans for the Old Police Station have finally received planning permission.   This is excellent news and now means that we can push forward with the development.

We’ve had to make changes to our initial proposals through the planning application process and these will add some costs to the development. This, plus rising material costs, suggests our current target fundraising target will probably need to be increased. 

To date, with the help of the community, we have raised enough to buy both the Old Police Station and £158k towards the redevelopment of the property.   Although an extremely impressive effort, this funding is probably just above 50% of what we need to complete the development.  Quotes are currently being sought from building firms to determine more precise costings – but in the meantime, it is clear we will need to raise more funds by increasing our membership.  With this in mind, we will soon launch another push to recruit new members (and apply for grants) to help deliver this exciting project.

We will also be launching an appeal for volunteers to help prepare both the site and property in preparation for the arrival of builders.   This will help both reduce costs and provide an opportunity for people to get involved.   If you wish to help – whether a member or not – we would love to hear from you by emailing us at:   In the meantime, please follow our Facebook page for all the latest news!