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New shops plan for Wolverhampton parade approved

By Gurdip Thandi | Wolverhampton | News | Published:

A parade of shops in Wolverhampton is going to get bigger as plans to create two new units were given the green light.

The parade of shops on Warstones Drive in Wolverhampton. Photo: Google Street View

Wolverhampton Council planners approved the proposal by Tal Singh to build the new shop units, as well as flats above them, on Warstones Drive.

The new shops will be added to the existing row on the parade on the current car park, with alternative parking provided on-street and behind the development.

Mr Singh said there will be two dedicated parking spaces available for the occupiers of the apartments.

In the application, Mr Singh said: “The proposal comprises of mixed use development which includes two retail units on the ground floor and two self-contained flats on the first floor.

“The proposed development will mirror the existing parade of shops along Warstones Drive in term is design, scale and massing.

“The proposal has been designed to sit with the context of the existing in term of design and the appearance to keep the continuity of the existing six parade shops.

“The site is highly accessible for the locals and the others in the surrounding area, the local transportation network is well connected to others by the bus route, which stops in front of the proposed development every 10 to 15 minutes.

“Majority of the people who use the centre are locals who live within walking distance from the proposed site.”

Planning officer Martyn Gregory said: “The proposed retail units and residential flats are in keeping with the character and appearance of the existing adjacent units and shall significantly improve the site location and surrounding area.

“This will make a positive contribution to the existing premises and a positive contribution to an area that shall not harm surrounding residential amenities.”

Gurdip Thandi

By Gurdip Thandi
@Gurdo

Local Democracy Reporter covering Walsall.

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