Wolverhampton housing developer gets green light for trio of projects

WV Living has been given the green light to build new homes on the site of a former council-owned care home in Wolverhampton.

Demolition of Merry Hill House took place in 2017 and planning permission has now been granted to build a mixture of 13 properties in its place.

Planning applications have also been submitted for a further two sites at Warstones Resource Centre in Penn, and Woden Resource Centre in Wednesfield.

A total of 49 properties are outlined across the three sites, consisting of six one-bedroom semi-detached bungalows, nine two-bedroom semi-detached houses, 21 three-bedroom semi-detached houses, nine three-bedroom detached houses and four four-bedroom detached houses.

“This is an exciting opportunity to create much needed new homes in the city,” said Councillor Peter Bilson, City of Wolverhampton Council Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing. “These developments are part of the wider plans to regenerate the city and increase the number of affordable homes.”

The sites will include two, three and four-bedroom houses – and for the first time – one-bedroom bungalows.

A contractor is expected to be appointed next month with the first houses completed towards the end of 2020.

WV Living is undertaking a programme to build 1,000 homes over the next five years, constructing new homes to help meet the high demand in the city.