Disused land makes way for new homes

Five families will be handed the keys to a development of new affordable council homes in Pensnett over the coming weeks.

Dudley Council has used the derelict site on Bromley, where a disused scout hut had recently stood, to build five two-bed homes for local families to live in.

The development cost £800,000 and was funded through housing Right to Buy receipts. It is the latest project to complete as part of the council’s commitment to building new council homes in the borough.

A number of other projects to build new council homes are underway right now in locations across the borough including Commonside Pensnett, and Russells Hall. Councillor Patrick Harley, leader of Dudley Council, said:

"Dudley Council is implementing a transformative regeneration programme with exciting construction taking place right across the borough.

"A key part of our vision is to build affordable housing on brownfield, and this is a great example of what can be achieved through the redevelopment of disused sites."

Councillor Laura Taylor, cabinet member for housing and community services, added:

"We are so pleased to complete another development of affordable, new council homes for local families to live in and this site is in a great location with neighbouring schools and nursery close by.

"The construction of these homes has been a challenge for our engineers, due to the steep gradient of the locality, but the community has been incredibly supportive of our work, and it is wonderful to see it now completed."

This is the second development completed by J Harper and Sons through Dudley Council’s new build framework. The site slopes from north to south with the difference in ground level between 4 and 4.5 meters.

In order to ensure residents will be able to utilise the gardens to the rear, attractive egress decks have been constructed. Construction of five affordable homes at Commonside in Pensnett is also expected to complete later this month.


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