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New homes plan to transform overgrown site of former Cradley Heath home

By Richard Guttridge | Cradley Heath | News | Published:

Plans for a major housing development next to a main road have been revealed.

Proposals have been lodged to build homes on part of the land off Halesowen Road to the right of this image. Picture: Google

Developer A and J Mucklow Group has lodged plans to put around 100 homes on space currently covered by grassland and trees at Haden Cross, Cradley Heath, where Haden Cross House once stood.

The site covers a large area stretching back from Halesowen Road, near Haden Hill Park.

An application for outline permission has been lodged with Sandwell Council, with further details on the development to be provided at a later stage.

A mix of properties is expected, with a planning statement revealing some would likely be three storeys high.

Part of the site has become overgrown and has been blighted by fly-tipping in recent years.

Some of the woodland on the land would remain, the developer said.

A design statement, submitted with the plans, said: "The area of the site which is closest to the A459, where the former Haden Cross House once stood, has been left unmanaged and is now overgrown.

"Areas to the north, east and south of the site are dominated by mature broadleaved woodland.

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"The proposed development includes the creation of a new residential development areas of open space and retains the woodland area to the east of the site.

"The design and access statement confirms the applicant’s commitment to the delivery of a high-quality development that is sensitive to the local context.

"The proposals aim to make the most efficient use of land that is appropriate to the nature and setting of the site.

"The layout and design of the scheme will be such that it supports crime prevention and community safety, with development clearly overlooking public spaces and streets."

Richard Guttridge

By Richard Guttridge
@RichG_star

Reporter for the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton

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