Decision time on eyesore Walsall pub site
Planning bosses will meet this week to discuss the future of an eyesore Walsall pub, amid plans to build apartments in its place.
Developer SEP Properties has applied to build 17 flats on the site of The Eagle, on Cresswell Crescent, in Bloxwich.
In November, travellers set up camp outside the derelict pub, which was shut in 2007 after a man was shot.
The proposal is to demolish the existing public house and erect an apartment block of 17 one bed flats with parking spaces in its place.
Walsall Council's planning committee will meet on Thursday to discuss the application, with it being recommended that they delegate the decision to the head of planning to approve based on organising a suitable section 106 agreement.
This is despite concerns being raised by residents that the apartments block will be out of character with other buildings in the area.
Papers set to be discussed at the meeting read: "Objections have been raised that the design and visual appearance of the building is out of keeping with the surrounding properties and that a two storey building would be more appropriate.
"On balance it is considered that the three storey building does not adversely affect the character of the surrounding area and offers the opportunity to make more efficient use of derelict land in the urban area."