Housing plan for ex-builders yard in West Bromwich
More than two dozen new homes will be built on a former builders merchants in West Bromwich after planners approved a proposal.
Alps Homes Ltd submitted a plan to demolish two existing buildings, which previously housed Travis Perkins, on John Street North, and replace them with 32 homes.
Once the area is built, the properties will be three and four-bedroom houses with a new road created within the site to serve the development.
In their application, the company said their proposal would provide much-needed housing to West Bromwich while also ensuring the area does not become a magnet for anti-social behaviour.
The scheme will see the construction of eight four-bedroom and 24 three-bedroom homes, with two parking spaces allocated to each property.
Sandwell Council’s planning department granted permission for the scheme.
The application said: “The location of the site and the proposal to create new dwellings can benefit the local area bringing economy to the area with residents and future occupiers who can seek employment in the nearby town, or who indeed need good motorway link access for their employment.
“These residents will also invest in the area, utilising the town for general spending to help with economic growth locally.”
“The implementation of the proposed development will provide a much needed use for the vacant site and will ensure the site is no longer an abandoned area of land that could become subject to anti-social behaviour and undesired uses.
“The site has excellent transport links and will provide an invaluable service for access to local towns, cities and further afield.
“The intention is to encourage use of transport links and make use of local amenities as much as possible.
“The dwellings will provide modern standard, well designed accommodation to a good location.
“The site is well designed in terms of layout and will maximise the site whilst ensuring compliance with planning policies and providing a much improved use of the site for all local residents and the local authority.”
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