Walsall town centre flats plan approved

By Gurdip Thandi | Walsall | News | Published:

A dozen new apartments will be built in Walsall town centre after planners granted approval to a proposed scheme.

The disused building in Freer Street, Walsall, is set to be converted into apartments. PIC: Google Street View

The development, proposed by applicant Brian Trubshaw, will see the new flats built on three buildings on Freer Street and Bridge Street.

Seven of the apartments will be built on a vacant retail unit on Freer Street, while a warehouse connected to that building will be demolished to make way for a two storey property containing a further two flats.

The remaining three apartments will be created on the first floor of a property on the adjoining Bridge Street to complete the scheme.

At a planning committee meeting on Thursday, planning officers raised concerns about the bin collection arrangements.

Approval for the development was granted subject to conditions that a detailed waste management plan would be put in place to allay any issues that might arise from collections.

A report presented to the committee said: “The proposal would preserve the character and appearance of the Conservation Area and would not have an adverse impact upon the visual amenities of the area.

“The proposal would not impact up adjoining occupiers and ground conditions and drainage can be address by conditions.

“The development would not give rise to conditions prejudicial to highway safety. Sufficient residential amenity would be provided for potential occupiers and the amenity of nearby residents would not be affected.”

Gurdip Thandi

By Gurdip Thandi

Local Democracy Reporter covering Walsall.


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