Developer submits planning application for urban village

The City of Wolverhampton Council’s preferred developer for housing at Bilston Urban Village has submitted an initial planning application.

Countryside will develop 450 homes across 27 acres of brownfield land south of Bilston town centre and the Black Country Route.

If approved, home builder Countryside will start a detailed profiling of the site’s land levels in preparation for housing, ahead of its residential planning application.

Works are also underway on landscaping areas of open space with walking and cycling paths.

City of Wolverhampton council director for city economy, Keren Jones, said: “We are working closely with Countryside to finalise the scheme and this is a major milestone for housing development on Bilston Urban Village.

“Our plans to develop up to 500 homes on the site will make a significant impact in achieving our housing targets in the City of Wolverhampton.

“The council has spent a lot of time making sure there is good road access, and ensuring that, with a bus-only link, cycle ways and pedestrian routes, the new housing will be well connected to the town centre.

“The urban village is a key part of the wider regeneration of the city, bringing new homes, new jobs and more investment. It demonstrates our commitment to Bilston and ensures it will continue to be a thriving area.”