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WV Living unveils images of first homes ahead of City Housing Fair

WV Living has unveiled exciting designs of its first houses to be built in the City of Wolverhampton.

The seven types of homes – The Pelham, The Bantock, The Moseley, The Wightwick, The Newbolt, The Hayward and The Leveson – have been named after popular landmarks and famous people associated with the city.

They will be showcased at the City Housing Fair, at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street, WV1 1DU, on Sunday, April 2, between 11am and 3.30pm.

Work on the first phase of WV Living homes is set to start this summer, with planning permission now granted for 52 units, including 13 affordable homes, on the site of the former Danesmore School.

Planning applications have also been submitted for 34 units on the former Ettingshall School site; ten affordable homes on the nearby Sweetbriar Road site; and 40 units, including ten affordable homes, on the former Prouds Lane Leisure Centre site.

The names of the new developments have been chosen to reflect connections to the local area.

The former Danesmore School site will be called ‘Danesmore Pastures’, the former Ettingshall School site will be branded ‘Sweet Briary’, and the Prouds Lane former Leisure Centre site will be called ‘Peascroft’.

A mixture of 4-bedroom, 3-bedroom and 2-bedroom houses, and 2-bedroom flats will be built across the sites.

Councillor Peter Bilson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for City Housing and Assets, said: “WV Living has never been needed more – and these are tremendously exciting times.

“The designs that have been created will provide top quality homes for the city and developments with strong local links, which residents can be proud of.

“There is a strong belief that a council-owned housing company is both viable and offers the best outcomes for the council in terms of both strategic housing and income generation.

“WV Living has plans for almost 400 homes to be built in the next two years. This will support the overall house building programme in the City of Wolverhampton and we hope people will love their WV Living homes.”

Full information on the homes and the development sites will be available at the City Housing Fair and on the WV Living website – - which goes live on Sunday.

Issued by the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Corporate Communications Team. For more information, please call 01902 555439.

Image caption: Artist’s impressions of one of the 7 types of homes - The Bantock.

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