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Developers hoping to create 96 new homes on industrial estate land in Burntwood

Plans have been drawn up for 96 new homes on land in Burntwood.

The land at New Road which could be used for housing

The land at New Road which could be used for housing

The mixture of one, two, three and four bedroom homes could be built on land at the Mount Road Industrial Estate.

The developers say the site – which would be accessed from New Road – is currently home to a number of buildings which have been vacant for a number of years.

A statement supporting the planning application added: “This development will bring an under-utilised brownfield site back into active, sustainable use.

“The housing mix will offer choice and promote a sustainable, balanced residential community.

Full details of the proposals can be seen on Lichfield District Council’s planning website.

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3 Comments

  1. Rob

    8th March, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    I hope the future inhabitants enjoy vinegar.

  2. James

    8th March, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    If we build on all the industrial sites where will these businesses go? they are needed in order to provided jobs for the both the original and new housing in the area. If we use industrial sites these businesses will only have to be built in new areas like the housing is doing. So what is the difference?

  3. Steve Norman

    8th March, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    The Inspector’s report on the Local Plan in 2015 said:
    “128. It was suggested that reliance should not be placed on urban sites because their viability for housing had not been established, indeed a viability assessment of the Mount Road site prepared by a representor 57 concluded that it was not viable for housing.”

    However, the Pegasus Group is promoting the application (for Clearwater Properties) and also promoting the case for the Coulter Lane site (on behalf of Bloor Homes) and in their submission state:

    “2.13 The housing trajectory that informed the Local Plan Strategy assumed
    redevelopment of a number of brownfield sites at Burntwood including Mount
    Road Industrial Estate and the former Olaf Johnson site.”

    I would therefore suggest that it would be somewhat optimistic to think that if the Mount Road site goes ahead Coulter Lane will not need to unfortunately.