Housing plan for derelict Walsall car park agreed

By Gurdip Thandi | Aldridge | Property | Published:

Another derelict Walsall site will finally be transformed into new housing after plans were given the go-ahead.

A car park in Westbrook Avenue in Aldridge that will have houses built on them (Image: JDA Architects)

Walsall Housing Group (whg) has been granted permission to construct a pair of new two-bedroom homes on a car park its owns behind properties on Westbrook Avenue, Aldridge.

It is part of the housing provider’s wider scheme to redevelop disused sites across the borough and build more homes to meet the growing need in the town.

The properties will be built using ‘advanced methods of construction’, which will see most of the units built off site before being delivered to the area – a tactic that saves time and reduces nuisance and disturbance to neighbours.

In the past few months, planners have granted permission to sites across the borough and have been praised by councillors, including Walsall Mayor Paul Bott.

He said: “I want to congratulate whg on taking these derelict sites and bringing land back into housing that is desperately needed in this borough.”

In the current application, agents JDA Architects said: “The proposal looks to deliver two residential units in partnership with Walsall Housing Group.

“The area is largely residential and in a sustainable location close to existing amenities, schools and transport links, so the proposed use is considered to be appropriate and can contribute to local housing supply.

“The units look to deliver high quality homes with a scale suitable for the local need. With this in mind, we feel the scheme is both successful and will deliver homes of real quality.”

Gurdip Thandi

By Gurdip Thandi

Local Democracy Reporter covering Walsall.


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