Three major Walsall projects have been given the green light after a meeting of Walsall Council’s Planning Committee.
The schemes will see the creation of 278 new houses as well as new recreational spaces and a public square.
A scheme to build 263 new homes off Goscote Lane has passed the final hurdle and will be a major development that follows nearly ten years of regeneration in the Goscote area.
An exciting canal side development will create 15 town houses, a town centre public square and a pocket park on land adjacent to the canal basin and the New Art Gallery. The project is the first major development in Walsall Town Centre since the launch of the Walsall Town Centre Masterplan which set out a creative and bold re-imagining of the type of place that Walsall town centre could become while still retaining its status as the strategic centre for the borough. The masterplan identified the canal basin as one of a number of sites in the Town Centre that have the potential to transform Walsall’s heart into a vibrant shopping, living an leisure destination.
Also approved is the creation of a new public square in Brownhills on the High Street adjacent to Kwik Fit. The site will feature hard and soft landscaping, street furniture and lighting, bicycle stands, play features and a curved gabion bench seating area. The site will be used for a variety of civic events, and infrastructure will be installed to provide power to seasonal market stalls and a central Christmas tree.
Speaking about the developments, Deputy Leader of Walsall Council, Cllr Adrian Andrew said:
“The future prosperity of the borough will be dependent on a strong partnership between the public and private sector. As a council, we’ve been working for a number of years to create the right conditions for developers and investors. We’re seeing the results of those efforts now and a real confidence to invest in Walsall. We will soon be announcing a number of projects in Bloxwich and Walsall Town Centre that we will deliver from funds provided by the government’s Accelerated Funds Programme and the Town Deal Fund totalling over £51 million. I’m genuinely excited about the future for Walsall as we come out of the shadow of the Covid pandemic.”
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