Former Hangman's Tree pub lined up for housing plan

The site of a landmark Black Country pub that has been derelict for four years could be used for homes.

The Hangman's Tree pub, back in 2007.
The Hangman's Tree pub, back in 2007.

The site of a landmark Black Country pub that has been derelict for four years could be used for homes.

Developers have resubmitted plans for the former Hangman's Tree, in Regent Road, Tividale.

The site would have 23 homes with parking and garages. Proposals were first approved in November 2007.

Plans include a mix of 10 houses with two, three and four bedrooms, 11 one and two-bed apartments and two two-bed coach houses. An access road would also be built.

But Tividale ward Councillor David Hinton said the area was already "saturated" with houses and planning bosses would need to consider traffic congestion around the pub seriously before giving works the go-ahead.

A design and access statement resubmitted by Coventry-based Deeley Homes, with the new application said: "The proposed development will create modern dwellings in Oakham.

"The proposed development will allow new families to join the existing community and allowing existing residents to downsize or second generation inhabitants to live near their original homes.

"The scheme is designed to complement the existing character by utilising terraced, semi-detached dwellings and apartments to replicate and continue the existing urban grain."

Proposals would also include minor changes to the road networks around the old Tividale drinking hole.

The statement added: "The bus stop to Regent Road will be relocated due to the position of the new access to the proposed site.

"The proposed site will be served from Regent Road. It will also require a minor access road and shared surface road to serve the proposed site."

But Councillor Hinton said proposed changes would need to be revised if they were to tackle town traffic.

Councillor Hinton said: "We need to alleviate the traffic on Oakham Road. I would like to see an island put in as part of the development to ease traffic around the doctor's surgery there.

"The plans will just add congestion on the roads and more houses in Tividale. Putting more houses here is adding more misery to things."