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Application submitted for phase 2 Heath Town homes

A planning application has been submitted for phase two of new council homes to be built as part of a major transformation of the Heath Town estate.

Architects, Walker Troup, have put forward designs for 53 homes across four sites.

Four two-bedroom bungalows, 20 one-bedroom flats and six two-bedroom houses are planned for two plots on Chervil Rise. 20 two-bedroom houses are lined up on Long Ley and three two-bedroom bungalows are set for Tremont Street.

It follows news earlier this month that ENGIE has been appointed as the developer for phase one construction, which will see a mixture of 40 two-bedroom and four-bedroom council houses across three sites on Hobgate Road and one site on Tithe Croft.

More than 200 new homes are to be built for rent and sale on the estate over the coming years, with the council set to develop nine sites in total and WV Living putting in place plans to build on a further five sites.

The building comes on the back of an extensive demolition programme of vacant buildings and is part of an ongoing £120million transformation of the estate which has also seen existing residential blocks undergo major improvements by Wolverhampton Homes, and the creation of three new play areas and a football pitch.

All of the new homes will also have their own car parking space provided.

Councillor Jacqueline Sweetman, Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing, said:

“We are making significant headway with works on the Heath Town estate and real change is happening.

“The estate celebrated the 50th anniversary of its official opening last year – and this year it will see its first new homes coming out of the ground.

“The second phase planning application is another step forward in realising our masterplan for the people of this estate.

“It is part of a major development programme and it will make a huge difference to the quality of life and housing choice for our residents.”

Other completed works include the demolition of walkways and garages in the Hobgate Road area of the estate, the disconnection and re-routing of the district heating pipework, and the refurbishment of the ground and lower ground floors of Ling House to provide new office, meeting and activity space for the Hope Family Centre.

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