First of 200 new Penkridge homes taking shape

The first of 200 new homes are beginning to take shape off a busy commuter route through Penkridge.

Work continues on the large number of homes being built off the A449, at Penkridge
Work continues on the large number of homes being built off the A449, at Penkridge

South Staffordshire Council had originally rejected the Bloor Homes application for the development at Penkridge Grange, off the A449 Stafford Road in 2019, but the Planning Inspectorate overturned the decision.

Homes being built off the A449, at Penkridge

The planning committee originally threw out the plans, despite council officials backing them, due to fears services in the village would not be able to cope with the influx of new residents.

Work continues on the large number of homes being built off the A449, at Penkridge

But inspector Zoe Raygen said the plan would help to address the housing shortfall within the Birmingham Development Plan, and 40 per cent of the homes would be affordable.

Homes being built off the A449, at Penkridge

Ms Raygen said there would be economic benefits to the scheme, including construction jobs, and there would be extra benefits from council tax income and new homes.

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