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New church approved for Chapel Ash site

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A new £2.25 million church will be built on the site of a former Goodyear tyre depot in Wolverhampton after plans were approved.

A new £2.25 million church will be built on the site of a former Goodyear tyre depot in Wolverhampton after plans were approved.

The depot in Clifton Street, Chapel Ash, will be demolished to make way for a new building with space for 500 worshippers at the Lifespring Church.

The Christian congregation is currently using the Compton Park campus of the University of Wolverhampton and has around 150 members who attend every Sunday.

Church leaders will include a cafe and a creche as well as seminar rooms and an administration office. Work is now expected to start in a matter of weeks, with worshippers hoping to move into the church in around December.

Senior pastor Tony Wastall said: "We're seeking to provide services and facilities such as parent and toddler groups, family support and we already run a debt counselling centre."

Lifespring wanted a permanent home in a bid to meet the demands of the growing congregation.

The building would be two storeys high, with stone-cladded columns and a cylindrical stair tower. There will be 11 car parking spaces and five cycle spaces.

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