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Multi-million pound revamp for Wolverhampton's Heath Town moves step closer

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Multi-million pound plans for the regeneration of Heath Town have moved a step closer.

An aerial view of Heath Town

The project - which will now cost £5 million instead of £3.3m - will see shops, offices and a GP surgery bulldozed to make way for hundreds of homes.

A block of flats, Chervil Rise will be demolished and 34 residents paid £4,700 when they are moved elsewhere. Bosses will shell out £131,000 in compensation to the residents, while the former Duke of York pub site is being sold off.

The ambitious project will also involve knocking down a police base, a Wolverhampton Homes office, a nursery and the Hope Centre that provides community services.

It has been dubbed the Heath Town Masterplan.

Alma Street, Wyrley Street and Qualcast Road will now form part of the huge regeneration project, which is being discussed by Wolverhampton City Council's cabinet tomorrow.

Members will be asked to approve revisions to the plan, which includes relocating a GP surgery on Chervil Rise.

The report, led by regeneration chief Councillor Peter Bilson, states: "Subject to NHS and council approvals, this will deliver a purpose built medical practice for two GPs.

"Both the GP and NHS have agreed that it is an appropriate proposal in principle.

"At present there are 24 tenanted properties in Chervil Rise affected and approximately £131,000 will be required to provide this compensation."

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