By Carl Jackson Thursday 06 September 2012 Updated: 06/09 17:05
DEVELOPERS are seeking planning permission to demolish the former Polymer Latex works so the site can be put up for new homes.
More than 200 properties, including 80 affordable, could be built on the land at Weston Hall Road, Stoke Prior, as well as a nursery, care home, community hall and multi-purpose 'neighbourhood centre'.
Cirrus Planning has submitted the application to Bromsgrove District Council to demolish the works which were vacated in 2010.
One Property Group (OPG), which is primarily behind proposals to develop the land, held public exhibitions in July for residents in the area.
OPG claims the plans will help the demand for homes and affordable homes in Bromsgrove.
It is still finalising designs before it submits a planning application to council officers.
There are a number of issues surrounding the site, because of its industrial past.
The land is contaminated because of the Polymer Latex works - a fact OPG said was 'inevitable' and could be addressed.
The group has also identified Great Crested Newts swimming in the water storage and settling tanks, as well as evidence of badgers in the area.
And, with regard to conservation, the Worcester and Birmingham Canal adjoining the site also has to be taken into consideration.
Visit www.opgstokeprior.com to view the full exhibition boards.
To submit views on the plans email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact consultant developers Cirrus Planning on 01371 870 600.
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