Countryside

Major housing and urban regeneration company Countryside Properties has submitted fresh proposals after making some revisions for a site in Brierley Hill, Dudley.

The development is set to transform the former Stokes Forgings’ hammer forging plant – with plans highlighting the potential for 132 new homes.

The firm – who’re speaking on our Online Housing & BTR Conference – have reduced the number of homes originally proposed (141) and they’re looking to deliver a mix of two, three and four bedroom homes. The plans include the demolition of the former factory as well as new infrastructure to provide road access via Vine Street.

Dudley Council will now revisit the plans – although due to the Covid-19 situation no official date has yet to be set. Numerous Council’s are setting up Virtual Planning Committee’s and this could be something looked at by the Council.

Cllr Christine Perks said: “It’s a scheme which should be built and is one that is needed. It will be welcomed by most in the community. I think people will support the scheme especially when we have residents struggling to get affordable housing, so I’m pretty sure they’ll back it.”