Plans for next phase of Wolverhampton estate transformation lodged

A proposal for the second phase of new council houses to be built as part of a multi-million regeneration of a run-down Wolverhampton estate has been put forward.

An artist's impression of how new housing in Heath Town, Wolverhampton, will look. Photo: Walker Troup Architects
An artist's impression of how new housing in Heath Town, Wolverhampton, will look. Photo: Walker Troup Architects

More than 50 new homes will be built across four different sites in Heath Town, if the planning application submitted to Wolverhampton Council is approved.

It forms part of the overall £120 million transformation of the area which will see more than 300 homes built over the next few years to go alongside other improvements that have taken place.

Earlier this month, developers Engie were named by the authority to deliver phase one of the revamp which involves 40 two- and four-bedroom houses on Hobgate Road and Tithe Croft.

This next phase will feature four two-bedroom bungalows, 20 one-bed apartments and six two-bedroom houses built on two different sites on Chervil Rise. A further 20 two-bedroom homes are planned to be built on Long Ley and three two-bed bungalows are earmarked for Tremont Street.

Councillor Jacqueline Sweetman, cabinet member for city assets and housing, said: “We are making significant headway with works on the Heath Town estate and real change is happening.

An artist's impression of how new housing in Heath Town, Wolverhampton, will look. Photo: Walker Troup Architects

“The estate celebrated the 50th anniversary of its official opening last year – and this year it will see its first new homes coming out of the ground.

“The second phase planning application is another step forward in realising our masterplan for the people of this estate.

“It is part of a major development programme and it will make a huge difference to the quality of life and housing choice for our residents.”

Other work that has been completed as part of the transformation scheme includes the extensive demolition of empty buildings while Wolverhampton Homes has carried out improvements to existing residential blocks.

There has also been the creation of three new play areas and a football pitch while further demolition work to remove garages and walkways in Hobgate Road has also been carried out.

There has also been the disconnection and re-routing of the district heating pipework and refurbishment of the ground and lower ground floors of Ling House to create new office, meeting and activity space for the Hope Family Centre.

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