PLANS have been approved for over 400 new homes to be built on land next to Dunstall Lane, close to Ventura Retail Park.
Outline planning permission was granted for up to 800 dwellings on the land which runs between the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal and the River Tame, either side of Dunstall Lane in 2017.
At the time, however, a number of matters were ‘reserved’, meaning that the finer details were not submitted. These are the matters which have now been approved.
The 405 homes will be the first phase of the residential element of the development; in total, the site will be a three-phase residential development, with phase 3 expected to be completed by 2026. Phase 1 is expected to be completed by 2022 and phase 2 by 2024.
The main access for this phase will be from the newly formed access off the island on Meadow Road, the road which is home to Brakes Food Service.
Phase 1 will comprise of 311 private houses and 94 affordable dwellings. The private housing comprises 62 two bedroom dwellings, 159 three bedroom dwellings, 90 four bedroom and more dwellings. The 94 dwellings affordable housing comprises 6 one bedroom dwellings, 60 two bedroom dwellings and 28 three bedroom dwellings.
We reported in February 2015 that Birmingham property consultancy GVA completed the sale of 162 acres of land and at the time it was suggested that it could become the site for 700 homes.
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