30 affordable homes given the green light at Perryfields Road

By Tristan Harris Tuesday 01 July 2014 Updated: 01/07 00:53

PLANNING permission for 30 affordable homes on Perryfields Road and Oldfield Road were given the go ahead by Bromsgrove District Council's Planning Committee on Monday (June 30).

The application was put forward by Bromsgrove District Housing Trust (bdht), comprising of one, two and three bedroom homes and flats. Of the 30, 20 would be affordable rental properties and ten would be shared ownership.

As part of the proposal, £19,740 will be put towards town centre bus services in mitigation for the additional traffic generated and to encourage bus travel in lieu of car journeys.

Eamon Thompson, bdht's business manager, spoke at the meeting, stressing the need for the affordable homes in Bromsgrove, stating how the design complemented the properties and championing the mix and sizes of properties.

He said he hoped it would help and inspire families to get that all important foot on the first rung of the property ladder.

Coun Caroline Spencer called for more footpaths from Fockbury Mill Road to the local school and Coun Helen Jones sought assurances over drainage and flooding issues.

The application was approved by 11 votes to one.

bdht's chief executive Mike Brown said he was delighted with the result, praising the planning committee for its decision and saying it would bring some more much-needed affordable homes to Bromsgrove.

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