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Council gives green light for development of 95 new homes on former industrial estate in Burntwood

The green light has been given for a development of 95 new homes on a former industrial estate in Burntwood.

Work to clear the Mount Road site was carried out earlier this year
Work to clear the Mount Road site was carried out earlier this year

Social housing provider Bromford was given planning approval by Lichfield District Council to build the properties on land off Mount Road, which was cleared as part of the £16million project.

The development will include homes for social rent, shared ownership and private sale.

One of the old units at the Mount Road Industrial Estate
One of the old units at the Mount Road Industrial Estate

The site was given outline planning permission in 2017 and the revised application has now been ratified by the local authority.

Bromford’s senior land manager, Nathan Deen, said: “We are delighted to secure planning approval for this site which is in a fantastic location being so close to the local primary school and outdoor recreational spaces as well as just a short walk to the high street with its shops, restaurants, and other amenities.

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

“This 95-home development will meet a real local demand both for social rented homes as well as people looking to get a first step on to the property ladder through shared ownership.”

The site is the the second significant housing development for Bromford in Burntwood in recent times as it currently carries out a £3.1m redevelopment of land at Cannock Road to create 13 new affordable rent homes created alongside a supported housing development.

Work at Mount Road is scheduled to start on site towards the end of this year.

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