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163-home estate planned for village near Wolverhampton

By Tom Oakley | Wolverhampton | Property | Published:

A housing estate with more than 160 homes could be built in a village, under new plans.

The plans for 163 homes in Bilbrook

Developer Bloor Homes has put forward the proposal to put up 163 properties in Bilbrook, near Wolverhampton.

The homes would be on land south of Pendeford Mill Lane – one of the main routes towards the village.

As part of the plans, 40 per cent of the properties would be ‘affordable housing’.

They would include 12 bungalows, which Bloor Homes said will ‘help address the needs of an ageing population’.

A planning application has not yet been submitted to South Staffordshire Council and a consultation with local residents is currently under way.

Bloor Homes bosses said a plan is expected to be put forward to the authority in June – after all comments have been reviewed.

If plans are given the green light, construction will begin in spring 2019 and be completed by autumn 2022.

Bloor Homes planning director Max Whitehead said: “We are seeking to bring forward proposals for a residential development on a site that is proposed for allocation for housing within the council’s development plan.

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“In total, the site would deliver 163 new homes for Bilbrook, 40 per cent of these will be affordable homes helping first-time buyers and young families fulfil their housing aspirations.

“Our vision is to provide new homes alongside extensive landscaping and public open spaces to create an attractive setting that complements the local surroundings of Bilbrook.

“We are at the initial stages of the planning process and are seeking the views of residents on our proposals.

“The feedback received from our discussions with local people will be considered ahead of submitting a planning application.”

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The deadline for feedback is June 16.

The estate will feature a new public open space and play area.

Other features include the creation of a drainage basin to manage surface water run-off from the development and the attraction of significant funding through the Government’s New Homes Bonus scheme to be spent in the local area.

For further details on the proposals, or to submit feedback to Bloor Homes, go to newhomesforbilbrook.co.uk

Tom Oakley

By Tom Oakley
Trainee Multi-Media Journalist

Express & Star reporter responsible for covering Walsall and Staffordshire. Got a story? Email tom.oakley@expressandstar.co.uk or call 01902 319482.

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