Plans for 160 homes in Cannock Chase taking step forward
Plans to build 160 homes as part of a multi-million scheme in Cannock Chase are set to be backed by chiefs next week.
Proposals have been put forward to build at least 100 council homes, along with 60 private homes, across three sites as part of a £12.9 million housing investment project.
Homes will be built on Hawks Green, Old Hednesford Road in Cannock, the Aelfgar site in Rugeley and a further site in Chadsmoor by 2023.
It comes as part of Cannock Chase Council's five year Housing Investment Fund project – with bosses now bidding for cash to get the projects kick-started.
Councillor George Adamson, leader of the council, said: "Building homes is our top priority and we've now got these three sites.
"The site in Rugeley will be exciting because the homes will be carbon neutral.
"It's great and it helps us to meet our climate emergency targets and they are much cheaper to run as well.
"We would like to build more if we could and we will build as many as we cand – there's still a huge waiting list for people and not everyone can afford to buy.
"I'm proud and really excited about it – we've built a few homes in the last few years and improved our estates and we're excited we can build a new estate."
A total of 44 homes – 22 council homes – will be built on the Hawks Green depot site, with councillors granting planning consent.
Work will start in April with completion expected by June 2022.
The former Aelfgar School on Taylors Lane, Rugeley, has been earmarked for approximately 60 homes – with 30 council homes expected.
Plans have not yet been submitted, but it is expected to be completed by Spring 2023.
A further site – which is currently not known – has been identified by chiefs in Chadsmoor to bring 60 homes, with 48 set for council housing, chiefs have said.
It is expected to be completed by Winter 2023, although no plans have been submitted.