Bedsit plan refused for Cannock RBL building

By Charlotte Callear | Cannock | Property | Published:

Plans to turn a derelict former Royal British Legion building into bedsits have been rejected by councillors.

The former Royal British Legion building in Cannock. Photo: Google

The site in Stafford Road has been empty for eight years and planning officers at Cannock Chase District Council recommended councillors approve the plans to bulldoze it and replace it with a three-storey, 24-room bedsit.

But councillors refused the plans because they were considered an over-development of the area, plus there were concerns over the lack of car parking spaces.

Ward councillor Paul Snape said: “They wanted to have 24 professionals as tenants but we simply could not accept it because there was not any parking and there are double yellow lines on all the nearby roads.”

It comes after residents opposed the plans due to fears over parking and of the type of resident it would attract.

Charlotte Callear

By Charlotte Callear

Reporter based at the Express & Star's Wolverhampton head office

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