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Work progressing on 400-home Bilston Urban Village

By Jordan Reynolds | Bilston | Property | Published:

These are the latest photographs of progress being made on a multi-million pound new community.

More than 400 homes are set to spring up on land earmarked for Bilston Urban Village as part of £175 million plans which will see the major development transform land south of Bilston town centre and the Black Country Route.

Earlier this month residents complained over 'broken promises' as the trees behind their homes were chopped down despite promises to protect them.

The area where more than 400 houses are to be built off Broad Lanes, Bilston

Despite the claims from residents, developers at the lot, Countryside, have said that the trees were never protected.

Housebuilder Countryside has been named as the developer for the site off Coseley Road after it was granted permission to begin enabling works in August.

Families have already moved into a development of 78 one, two, three and four-bedroom properties at two other plots after construction group Kier completed its work near Carder Crescent.

Countryside also agreed to help pay for the relocation of Loxdale Primary School from its current Chapel Street base to a new purpose-built building on land between Dudley Street and Bankfield Road.

One of the artist's impressions for Bilston Urban Village

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Developers Bowmer & Kirkland will carry out the work as part of the council's school expansion plans, with the school expected to be ready by next September.

The move will help tackle a shortfall of places across the city and meet demand for extra places from Bilston Urban Village - with reception class admissions set to double to 60 each year.

Plans to bring the Bilston Urban Village to life have been in the making for more than a decade.

About £45m has already been invested to build the new Bilston-Bert Williams leisure centre, as well as the South Wolverhampton and Bilston Academy at the site.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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