Developers hoping to construct new apartments in Walsall town centre will be hoping for a case of ‘third time lucky’ when their proposal goes ahead of arranging chiefs once more.

Bradford Street Developments Ltd are seeking to construct a 4-storey block featuring 26 1 and two bedroomed flats.

The land, in Bradford Street on a crucial gateway into the town centre, is presently becoming applied as a car or truck park and falls inside a conservation location.

But the challenge has been deferred twice at the final two arranging committee meetings due to problems raised by members and officers are recommending it be ultimately authorized when it goes ahead of them once more on Thursday (March 21).

In January, councillors raised issues that substantial refuse lorries would struggle to access the narrow Bradford Lane at the rear of the proposed block exactly where a bin retailer was going to be situated.

Auto park in Bradford Street exactly where a new apartment block could be constructed


Regardless of reworking its plans to web page the bin retailer at the front of the improvement with the management corporation pledging to drag the substantial bins out to Bradford Street on collection day, the challenge was deferred once more final month.

That time, members mentioned they have been concerned bins would block the pavement although also voicing worries about a lack of disabled access and the proposed no parking for residents.

Organizing officers, even so, think the proposal need to be granted approval this week.

A report to committee mentioned: “This application delivers an chance to create an infill web page inside the Bradford Street conservation location with a bespoke developed developing taking into account its surroundings.

“It will be nicely integrated with, and complements, the neighbouring buildings and the neighborhood location in terms of its scale, density, layout and access and its superior style, all of which are basic to applying land effectively.

The Council House in Walsall town centre
The Council Property in Walsall town centre


“The web page has now been cleared and presently applied as a car or truck park, despite the fact that the short-term permission for this has given that expired.

“It is inside the town centre and the proposed use for residential accords with arranging policy in basic, and would be a good re-use of the web page and valuable to the neighborhood atmosphere and neighborhood.”