Proposals for 88 homes on former Harvestime Bakery site in Walsall approved

By Thomas Parkes | Walsall | News | Published:

Plans to transform a former bakery site in Walsall into almost 90 new homes have been given the green light.

The site of the former Harvestime Bakery which was cleared a number of years ago

A total of 88 new properties – including flats and houses – will now be built on the site of Harvestime Bakery in Birchills.

The old bakery off Rayleigh Lane and Hollyhedge Lane, which employed more than 350 people, closed in 2012.

It comes as planning officials warned the site, which has long been cleared, was in danger of attracting anti-social behaviour.

A total of 18 flats, 25 two bedroom houses, 41 three bedroom houses and four four-bedroom homes will be built.

Galliford Try Partnerships, which submitted the application, said it would be a "positive" addition to the borough.

A statement said: "This site is in need of development – as a vacant site it is in danger of becoming a focus for anti-social behaviour.

"It is ideally located to provide much needed homes close to amenities in Walsall town centre, and this use would be in keeping with the local area and Walsall Council’s planning policy."

Thomas Parkes

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