Dozen homes for disused Dudley pub site approved

A dozen new homes will be built on overgrown Brierley Hill land that used to be home to a pub.

Former Woodman pub site in Leys Road, Brierley Hill. Photo: Google
Former Woodman pub site in Leys Road, Brierley Hill. Photo: Google

Planners at Dudley Council gave the thumbs-up to a scheme put forward by Steve Haskey Design to build nine two-bedroom and a trio of three-bedroom homes on the old Woodman pub site in Leys Road.

The pub was demolished some time ago and the area has become overgrown and is currently fenced off.

In their application, the developers said the new houses would complement the surrounding area while a planting scheme would enhance it even further.

They said: “The principle of residential development in this location is supported by both national planning guidance and the local development plan.

“The site is situated in a location which achieves high levels of sustainability with excellent access to employment, town centre services, schools and bus routes.

“Alternative modes of transport to the car are therefore available and realistic options for use.

“The proposed scheme provides a suitable townscape solution which respects existing development within the area.

“Accordingly, the development makes efficient use of the site and provides a good environment for its occupiers.

“We consider that the site is able to support the erection of 12 dwellings in a well designed manner, which will integrate well with surrounding area.”

A report by planning officers said no objections had been raised by residents and granted permission to the scheme.

It said: “The principle of residential use of this site is considered to be acceptable as the proposal represents the re-use of previously developed land for housing, at an appropriate density and within an urban area.

“The development would make a positive contribution to the character of the area and would not have any detrimental impact on residential amenity or highway safety as a result of the revised development.”

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