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Homes plan for vacant land approved

By Gurdip Thandi | Wolverhampton | News | Published:

An eyesore patch of land attracting anti-social behaviour is to be transformed into a small housing scheme.

An old garage site in Myatt Avenue, Wolverhampton, where a housing scheme will be built. PIC: Google Street View

Wolverhampton Homes has been granted permission to build four two-bedroomed houses, one four bedroomed property and two one bedroomed flats on the site in Myatt Avenue.

It is part of the social housing provider’s ongoing scheme to bring redundant areas such as this one back into use and provide more homes for residents in the city.

In the application, agent Walker Troup Architects said: “The purpose of developing existing garage sites in Wolverhampton is to utilise brownfield resources and turn these sites into assets for the community as well as Wolverhampton Council.

“These sites are often an eye-sore, can be a site of congregation for anti-social behaviour and a cause for distress to adjoining residencies.

“Additionally, they can be a financial burden to the housing association in respect to maintenance or ongoing site security.

“The redevelopment of these garage sites has a proven, positive effect on communities, by providing more quality homes where previously, there were few.

“Despite the relatively small nature of the density of dwellings being provided, the momentum of demolishing low-occupation, under used garages and removing financial burdens, to providing small but worthwhile numbers of new homes will go a long way towards achieving the numbers of new homes Wolverhampton Homes are targeting in the coming years.”

No objections were received by Wolverhampton Council planning officers, who concluded the scheme will fit in with the area and approved the proposal.

Planning officer Nussarat Malik said: “In dealing with the application, the local planning authority has worked with the applicant in a positive, creative and proactive manner to secure a development that will improve the economic, social and environmental conditions of the area.”

Gurdip Thandi

By Gurdip Thandi
@Gurdo

Local Democracy Reporter covering Walsall.

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