Anger over builder's yard plans in Dudley

By Gurdip Thandi | Dudley | News | Published:

A proposal to create a builder’s storage yard in a residential Dudley area has been met with fierce opposition from neighbours and councillors.

The garage and land off Blackthorne Road in Dudley

Dudley Council has received an application to change the use of land and a garage of Blackthorne Road for the storage of building materials and equipment.

But the proposal has already provoked objections from residents mostly living in nearby Redwood Avenue, who are concerned about the potential negative impact on traffic, parking and quality of life.

Agents PL & HP Associates said: "The garage is currently used by the applicant for storing building equipment and materials that belong to the applicant.

"Weatherproof surplus building materials would be stored in the open area together with lower value building equipment.

"Higher value equipment and materials that require sheltered storage, would be stored in the garage.

"The frequency of deliveries and collections by the applicant will be sporadic; possibly once or twice a week on average.”

Councillor Adam Aston, who represents the area, said: "As the local councillor who represents Upper Gornal, I am concerned the nature of this particular residential area would be altered to that of a semi-industrial one should this application be approved.

“I am aware this application has caused concern locally, particularly to residents of Redwood Avenue who fear a regularly used yard to store building materials will negatively affect the quality of their lives, for no real benefit to the wider community.”

Gurdip Thandi

By Gurdip Thandi

Local Democracy Reporter covering Walsall.


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