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New homes planned for derelict site in Wolverhampton

A major new development could see more than 240 new homes built on the site of a former energy plant in Wolverhampton.

The large project has been submitted by Persimmon Homes for the old Elam Energy Plant site at Ward Street in Ettingshall.Under the proposed plans 242 homes would be built, while public open space would be reserved to the west of Ward Street.

The homes are to be a mixture of two, three and four-bedroomed houses, a combination of detached, semi-detached and small terraces, designed in blocks of three and four.

The planning statement for the proposal submitted by PlanIT Planning and Development on behalf of Persimmon Homes says: “The layout has been designed around a series of streets and cul-de-sacs with three access points onto Ward Street.

John Cosgrave, managing director of Persimmon Homes West Midlands, said: “The planning application proposes 242 new homes, including two, three and four-bedroom properties, forming an extension to our highly-popular Ettingshall Place development, which is located immediately to the west of Ward Street.

“The submission of the planning application illustrates our willingness and confidence to invest in Wolverhampton and continuing support of the city’s development.”

Ettingshall Councillor Sandra Samuels said: “The plant has been derelict for a number of years. For our community it is a big plus, it means we are doing something with the land and we are going to have extra properties”.

It is wonderful plan for Wolverhampton to have new houses being built on derelict land that will hopefully go some way to easing the shortage of housing within the area.

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