More than 50 new jobs will be created in Walsall after two separate plans for a care home and recycling complex were given the green light.
The new care home will be built on a pub site in Shelfield, creating more than 40 jobs, while an electrical and mattress recycling complex in Willenhall will create 12 new positions.
Plans for both schemes were passed by council chiefs during a meeting last night.
The 30-bedroom care home is to be built next to the Four Crosses pub in Green Lane, with the two-storey building being linked to the pub via its first floor for catering facilities.
Darlaston South Councillor Paul Bott welcomed the 35 full-time and up to eight part-time positions the scheme promises to bring to the area.
The new electrical and mattress recycling complex is earmarked for a vacant industrial unit in Springvale Street.
It will be used to manually sort recycled materials which have been shredded at another site.
Scrap metal company Cable & Alloys Ltd is behind the application and says all recycling and sorting will take place indoors.
Conditions will be im-posed to alleviate concerns over parking and traffic issues.