We have been given the go ahead to transform a former National Grid site in West Bromwich into a thriving living space comprised of 100 per cent affordable homes.
At the end of last year, we were granted planning permission by Sandwell Council to build 147 homes on Swan Lane. The development will meet a variety of local housing need by providing 41 two and 24 three-bedroom houses and 17 one and 65 two bed apartments.
The site is well served by public transport with the Black Lake Metro stop less than 100 metres away and several popular bus routes in operation close by. New residents will have access to parking spaces within the grounds of the development and electric vehicle charging points will be installed prior to the occupation of the new homes.
To ensure privacy, the development will be partially screened by landscaped vegetation and trees along the perimeter of the site. There will be plenty of open space within the development complete with a pond to support local wildlife.
Carl Taylor, our Assistant Director of New Business and Growth said: “I am delighted that we have got the greenlight to build almost 150 much-needed affordable homes in West Bromwich. A lot of hard work has gone into the planning application, so this is a great result for everyone involved.
“We are putting sustainability at the heart of this development by providing energy-efficient homes alongside tree-planting and installing electric vehicle chargers.”
Our new development on Swan Lane is located close to the George Salter Academy, several supermarkets and the conveniences in both West Bromwich and Great Bridge town centres.
Councillor Peter Hughes, Sandwell Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Growth, said:
“This new development will support Sandwell Council’s vision to have new homes meeting a full range of housing needs, in attractive neighbourhoods close to key transport routes.
“I am pleased that Sandwell Council have been able to support this housing scheme by assisting with a successful bid for £3.2million grant from the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership.
“Sandwell needs new areas of quality housing such as the development on Swan Lane, in places where people want to live and bring up their families whilst being in easy reach of jobs across the region through the transport network.”
Construction work is set to begin on the site later this year.