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Homes plan for land behind Wolverhampton dental surgery

By Gurdip Thandi | Wolverhampton | News | Published:

Nine new homes could be built on land at the back of a Wolverhampton dental surgery, if plans are given the go-ahead.

Artist impression of proposed homes that could be built behind the Halfway House in Tettenhall, Wolverhampton. PIC: Stephen George & Partners

Developer Lyric Ltd wants to construct the three-bedroomed properties on land behind the historic former Halfway House pub at the junction of Tettenhall Road and Paget Road.

The pub closed a few years ago before becoming a dentist but the land where these proposed properties could be has never been redeveloped.

The area falls under the Tettenhall Road Conservation Area and the applicants said the homes would be designed to fit in with the character and appearance of what is already there.

Back in 2015, plans for 20 apartments on the land were granted approval by Wolverhampton Council but the development never materialised and this application has been submitted instead.

Agents Stephen George and Partners said: “At the junction of Tettenhall Road and Paget Road, a former public house building and designated heritage asset, known as Halfway House, exists.

“This building has known records dating back to 1842 when it appears to have been a staging post halfway between London and Holyhead.

The Halfway House on Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton. PIC: Google Street View

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“Today, this building is an important historical landmark in the city.

“Within the past decade, the planning use classification of this landmark as a public house was terminated and converted to medical and residential.

“The building was subsequently refurbished and is currently in use as a dental surgery and pharmacy. The remainder of the land to the rear remains undeveloped.

“The scheme creates a bespoke development of character and quality, contributing to and enhancing the architecture and character of the locality.

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“A simple but highly attractive palette of materials ensures the proposals fit into and harmonise with the existing built form with specifics of red brick walls and parapet gables.

“The aesthetic is contemporary, consistent with the present day; nevertheless, it offers a harmonious and attractive contribution to the existing late Victorian and Edwardian local character.

“Landscaping, to explore biodiversity enhancements wherever possible, will complete the design, giving Tettenhall Road Conservation Area a new and attractive contribution to its form and distinctive character.”

Gurdip Thandi

By Gurdip Thandi
@Gurdo

Local Democracy Reporter covering Walsall.

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