Fifty-seven new homes could be built in Kings Bromley if proposals are approved.

Developers hope to demolish 91 and 93 Alrewas and build on land at the rear of the properties.

It is the second time the proposal has come forward, having previously been rejected in May.

But in a statement supporting the new application, the developers said they were hopeful planning chiefs would give the green light this time around.

“The key difference between the current application and the earlier one is that a fully affordable housing scheme is now submitted, whereas previously a mix of market and affordable housing was proposed,” they said.

“The application is, therefore, submitted as an affordable housing exception scheme.

“The applicant has a preferred registered provider, Bromford Housing Association, on board who will purchase and develop the site out, and retain the affordable dwellings thereafter, thereby ensuring the units remain available in perpetuity.”

The plans would see one four bedroom house built with the rest a mix of two and three bed properties.

“The proposed mix has been driven by the registered provider that is looking to purchase the site once planning permission has been granted,” the developer added.

“The suggested tenure mix is 68% social rent and 32% shared ownership.

“The scale of development that is proposed is a function of the significant backlog in affordable housing provision that exists in the district.

“Granting planning permission for the application proposals would make a significant addition to the overall supply and go some way in seeking to address the backlog.”

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

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  1. Whilst they are to be commended for the high percentage of planned social housing, my goodness, having looked at the site plan, it seems another case of how many boxes can one fit onto a plot of land.

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