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ACV Status for Grosvenor & Riverside House

We the undersigned petition the council to Register the Wiltshire Council property of Grosvenor & Riverside House as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) as supported by Salisbury City Council, 14th December 2020. Cancel the current sale of, and forbid the property to be redeveloped into residential housing and instead permit Rise Resound Rebuild CIC to renovate the property into a Cultural Hub for Salisbury.

Rise Resound Rebuild (R3), is a Salisbury founded social enterprise that aims to renovate Grosvenor & Riverside House into a cultural hub for the city that reinvests its profits into the community - be that schools, businesses or infrastructure.

The property would become a place that cultivates the community through creativity and recovery; structured around a garden, restaurant, café, crèche, studios, studies, and grocery store. A place where local people teach local people, that enhances our connection to the natural environment and each other, and supports healthy community growth. The biodiversity of the garden will underpin the whole project as a source of food, education and therapy while also showcasing the beauty of the river Nadder and Cathedral for the whole community to share.

The proposal is in line with the Wiltshire Core Strategy objectives 4, 5 & 6, for; helping build resilient communities, protecting and enhancing the natural, historic and built environment and, ensuring infrastructure is in place to support communities. This property is special and unique to Salisbury's residents for its historic purpose, location, access to the river, and size that can deliver the proposed Cultural Hub.

Furthermore, in recent years multiple properties in Salisbury have been acquired by developers and repurposed into residential dwellings, which has eroded community spirit and lost beautiful buildings. This has only increased the value of Grosvenor & Riverside House for the community of Salisbury, as it has special historical significance to the local population. It is in the interest of the people of Salisbury, and South Wiltshire, that this property remain an Asset of Community Value.

We further ask that Wiltshire Council provide a Community Asset Transfer to Rise Resound Rebuild CIC, so that they may more efficiently use their resources for the renovation of the property and maintain it as a Cultural Hub.

This ePetition ran from 16/01/2021 to 15/02/2021 and has now finished.

244 people signed this ePetition.




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