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Council approves new supported living and affordable housing development in Burntwood

Proposals for a new supported housing scheme in Burntwood have been given the go-ahead by Lichfield District Council’s planning committee.

An artist's impression of the new development in Burntwood

An artist’s impression of the new development in Burntwood

There had been objections from Burntwood Town Council to the project for 14 one-bedroom apartments alongside 13 two and three bedroom homes on land off Cannock Road.

But councillors have backed a Lichfield District Council report calling for the scheme to be given the green light.

Bromford, which is behind the £3.1million project, said the MyPlace apartments would give adults with learning disabilities the opportunity to live in their own home. Construction is likely to start on site in November.

Bromford’s new business manager, Josie Bishton, said: “We are delighted that council members and officers have regarded this as a much-needed development and have granted us permission to proceed with what is a multi-million pound investment in the local area.

“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 27-home development will 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.”

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