TEN new council houses look set to be built on the site of a former school science block in Rowley Regis after plans were submitted.

Sandwell Council wants to build eight two-bedroom and two four-bedroom homes on land in Britannia Road.

The land, on the corner of Greenwood Avenue, was the site of a science block at the former Britannia High School - which was more recently used by the Lighthouse Project charity.

The school was closed almost 20 years ago, back in 2002, after an 80-year existence, initially named Rowley Regis Secondary Modern Boys School.

Most of the school site was taken up by the new Blackheath Primary School, but one of the blocks had remained dormant.

Sandwell Council has this month submitted proposals to planners for the development, with the semi-detached homes with gardens and drives, set to be rented out by the council.

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A design and access statement reads: "The site is bordered on two sides by Blackheath Primary School and the other two sides via Britannia Road and Greenwood Avenue.

"The primary school was constructed in the 2000s and there are adjacent housing comprising of pairs of 1930s semis.

"The proposals adopt a similar massing but, with a variety of materials and contours to enliven the street scene and to complement the adjacent architectural styles and features."

There will be one car-parking space for each two-bed home and two car parking spaces for each four-bedroom property.