Walsall apartment scheme deferred after concerns from planning officers

By Gurdip Thandi | Walsall | Property | Published:

A planned apartment block earmarked for Walsall land hit by anti-social behaviour issues could yet still go ahead – despite recommendations to throw it out.

Land at the corner of Arkwright Road and Edison Road in Beechdale, Walsall. PIC: Google Street View

Walsall Council planning officers said that the proposed three storey, 10 flat block for land on the corner of Arkwright Road and Edison Road in Beechdale could not be supported because of its size and scale, which meant it would overlook existing residents’ properties.

But committee members were told the site had been vacant for years and resulted in anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping problems, which development could help overcome.

They agreed to defer the application to give developer M Josebury and Partners the chance to work with officers on an acceptable scheme for the area.

The developer’s planning agent Ron Oliver told the committee: “We worked with planning officers and considered this scheme to be acceptable.

“We can get this site developed, get rid of the anti-social behaviour. I see it as a win-win and I do not understand the logic to refuse.”

Gurdip Thandi

By Gurdip Thandi

Local Democracy Reporter covering Walsall.


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