Homes plans submitted as next phase of Hednesford masterplan

By Jordan Reynolds | Hednesford | Property | Published:

The next phase of a masterplan for 700 homes, retail units and a primary school in Hednesford has taken a step forward.

Around 700 new homes will be built under plans

Two outline planning applications for 80 and 78 homes for the major development on land west of Pye Green Road have been submitted.

The mixed-use development plan was approved in 2014 and since Poppyfield Primary Academy has opened on the site and an application for a 66-bed care home creating 58 jobs has been given the go-ahead.

This week the two applications for the homes which would be on arable land were submitted to Cannock Chase Council.

The plan for the site. Photo: St Modwen Developments Ltd

If approved, both applications would see a variety of homes from one-bed to detached five-beds. Most homes would be two-storey, according to the plans.

A total of 16 homes on each of the two sites would be affordable under the plans.

But the precise details of the homes would have to be approved via a reserved matters application at a later date.

The plan for the site. Photo: St Modwen Developments Ltd


In the design and access statement it adds: "The application site is a greenfield site on the edge of the urban area.

"The site was taken out of the green belt for housing as part of the previous local plan and is designated for housing in the current local plan and as such, the principle of residential development on the site is in accordance with local plan policy.

"The proposals present a genuine opportunity to ensure the appropriate use of the land and will enable additional housing to come forward on non-green belt land.

"Whilst the application is in outline, the dwellings have been attractively designed and will result in a good standard of appearance across the site and are of an appropriate scale."

The plans will be considered in the coming weeks.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.


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