‘Wasteland’ set for transformation

A patch of Walsall “wasteland” near the town centre will be transformed with a brand new apartment block.

'Wasteland' used for car parking in Paddock Lane, Walsall. PIC: Google Street View
'Wasteland' used for car parking in Paddock Lane, Walsall. PIC: Google Street View

Walsall Council planners have given the green light to developer Urban Link Property Developments to build the flats in place of disused factory units and land used as a makeshift car park on Union Street.

Despite sitting in a conservation area, representatives for the developer said the land has been in its current state for a number of years and believe the apartment scheme will revitalise the area.

A total of 15 flats will be created with 13 of those being one bedroom and the other two having two bedrooms, while 11 car parking spaces will be created.

Agents J Mason Associates said: “This site could be viewed as an ideal opportunity to create additional housing, strengthening the local community by making use of what is, a derelict site in an established community.

“The situation of the site within an area of predominantly residential builds, gives a broad range of community facilities within a 10-minute walking radius.

“The location of the site adjacent to a long-established community, retail, open space facilities, and close to public transport nodes are all positive characteristics which need to be maximised through the provision of safe, direct, convenient and interesting residential planning.

“The site has remained as wasteland/car parking for several years. The objective of the scheme is to revitalise the site as an attractive, sustainable residential development.

“The two, currently unused industrial units that sit to the south west of the site, will be removed. The proposed scheme will provide new residential accommodation, creating a vibrant edition to the local community.”

“The three fundamental characteristics that the development will exhibit are it will play a central role in creating a local focal point and establishing a new part of the community in the area; it will deliver high quality accommodation to the local community and it will redevelop and reinvigorate the corner of Paddock Lane/Union Street.”

Sorry, we are not accepting comments on this article.

Top Stories

More from the Express & Star

UK & International News