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500 homes planned for industrial land on Coseley and Tipton border

By Jamie Brassington | Coseley | Property | Published:

The houses would form phase one of the 925-home Coseley Park development.

An aerial view of Coseley and surrounding areas. In the centre is where the homes have been earmarked for. Photo: Pegasus Urban Design

Plans have been lodged to build 500 homes on the Coseley and Tipton border.

The houses have been earmarked for land bordering Birmingham New Road and Sedgley Road West.

Old industrial buildings would be demolished to make way for the new properties under proposals submitted to Dudley Council.

This planning application would be phase one of a development called Coseley Park which would consist of 925 homes.

Plans have been in the pipeline for years and this is the latest stage in the project.

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Letters have been sent out to residents alerting them about the proposals.

Coseley East ward councillor Bec Gentle said: "We obviously welcome housing in the area. In Coseley we particularly need homes for over-55s.

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More detailed plans of where planners want to build new homes. Photo: Pegasus Urban Design

"We would have to assess the impact on local services such as schools. We haven't got a secondary school in Coseley at the moment.

"The impact on traffic would also have to be taken into account."

The style of homes would be a mix ranging from four-storey apartments to three-bedroom homes.

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Objections

Two letters objections have been submitted raising concerns about traffic and privacy of existing buildings.

Mr N Fellows wrote: "Absolutely ridiculous decision to allow a development of this size in an area already affected by large volumes of traffic.

"This decision should be overturned as much as possible."

Mr J Patel wrote: "What measure are taken by the developer to ensure the privacy of existing homes?"

Planning documents say the former Bean Motor car offices would be preserved while other industrial buildings would be brought down.

Large parts of the proposed site is currently occupied by industrial buildings.

A planning document said: "The site contains a number of industrial units dating from the mid 20th century. The northern part of the site is known as Wellington Industrial Estate.

"The former Bean Road Foundry part of the site was cleared in 2008, with temporary storage uses now present.

"The southern part of the site still contains industrial buildings, largely disused."

The plans will be discussed by Dudley Council planning chiefs at an upcoming meeting.

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star. Contact me at jamie.brassington@expressandstar.co.uk.

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