Homes plan for derelict land in Wolverhampton approved

By Gurdip Thandi | Wolverhampton | News | Published:

Five new homes are set to be built on derelict land behind a Wolverhampton petrol station after plans were given the go-ahead.

Derelict land off Warstones Road in Wolverhampton. Photo: MTC Planning and Design

Wolverhampton Council planners gave the green light to the proposal which will see a bungalow and four semi-detached properties constructed on the land off Warstones Road.

The area was previously residential garages and, around nine years ago, plans for a physiotherapy centre to be built there were granted permission.

But that development never materialised and, instead, this latest application has been put forward to transform the area, which has been vacant for years.

MTC Planning and Design Limited, the agents representing the applicants, said a private driveway with on-site parking and landscaping will also be created as part of the development.

In the application, they said: “The proposals are entirely sympathetic to the character and appearance of the area and will further improve the visual setting of adjacent buildings, to the benefit of the area as a whole.”

Wolverhampton Council planning officer Alisha Paul said: “The application site is sited in a residential area to the rear of Warstones Service Station, accessed from Warstones Road.

“The proposed residential development for five dwellings is acceptable in principle and is in keeping with the residential character of the local area.

“The proposed new dwellings are acceptable in terms of their appropriate design, scale, mass and location.

“The siting, orientation and scale of the proposed dwellings are acceptable in relation to neighbouring dwellings and will not cause any undue adverse impacts to their amenities.

“The proposed development is acceptable in terms of its appropriate access and parking and will not cause any undue adverse impacts to highway safety.”

Gurdip Thandi

By Gurdip Thandi

Local Democracy Reporter covering Walsall.

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