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Greenfield housing development gets green light
12:50pm Wednesday 25th April 2012 in Local
HUNDREDS of new homes are set to be built in Pensnett, as council planners unanimously give the go ahead to the plans.
Taylor Wimpey West Midlands and London and Cambridge Properties Ltd (LCP) have joined forces on the 334 property development, called ‘Himley View’ on land off Tansey Green Road.
The site, which adjoins extensive greenbelt countryside, also backs onto Kingswinford, Gornal Wood and Pensnett and will comprise 27 two bedroom flats, 45 two bedroom, 126 three bedroom, 128 four bedroom and eight five bedroom terraced and detached houses.
Split into two sites, either side of Stallings Lane, the bigger of the two will border Tansey Green Road, while the second will border Oak Lane, with the scheme also featuring 5.4 acres of open space and a children’s play area.
A new traffic roundabout will also be built in Stallings Lane to enable residents to easily access the roadway from the two sites, with the opening to the larger site including an abstract public art sculpture, made out of Portland Stone, representing smoke from a train funnel to tie in the site’s history when a railway line ran straight through the site.
Despite voicing concerns about the statue being vandalised and added traffic congestion in the area, Development Control Committee members gave the scheme their backing.
Committee chairman, Councillor Colin Wilson, said: “This is a sustainable development which I welcome.”
The first plots are expected to be released for sale in the coming weeks, priced from £100,000 to around £300,000.