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New £3.1m Burntwood housing development to help adults with learning disabilities live in their own home

Plans have been drawn up for a new £3.1million housing development to help adults with learning disabilities live in their own home in Burntwood.

Social housing provider Bromford has purchased land just off Cannock Road for the Myplace supported living project, which will feature 13-self-contained one bedroom apartments. There will also be 14 two and three-bedroom homes designated for “affordable renting”.

The site will also include a communal hub, kitchen area, site office, car parking and landscaped gardens.

Josie Bishton, Bromford’s new business manager, said: “We are pleased to have exchanged contracts on this site which is in a very desirable location close to the town centre.

“As the main housing provider in Lichfield and Burntwood, this is an area we know well and where we are really keen to invest in.

“This 28-home development would not only provide affordable housing for local people but also give vulnerable people the opportunity to live in a safe and secure environment where they can take control of their own life, reduce their dependency and ultimately live more independently.”

A planning application has been submitted to Lichfield District Council. If accepted, work to clear the site ready for the development would begin by May 2018.

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