THE ambitious regeneration plan for Tinkers Green and Kerria took a major step forward this week, when plans to redevelop Tinkers Green by building 108 new homes were given the go-ahead by Tamworth Borough Council’s Planning Committee.
Members of the committee voted unanimously in favour of the outline application to demolish seven outdated three and four-storey maisonette blocks containing 86 homes and replace them with 108 new, modern homes. The application also included the upgrading of the existing children’s play area at Linthouse Walk.
Cllr Michelle Thurgood, Cabinet member for Housing & Waste Management, said: “This is a much-needed regeneration which will bring vast improvements to the lives of the residents and for Tamworth as a whole.
“It gives us the opportunity to replace the outdated and unpopular maisonettes with modern homes fit for the 21st century.
“The vast majority of Tinkers Green residents we have talked to throughout the consultation process have supported the plans and we are very grateful to them for their involvement.”
The Tinkers Green application is part of a proposed £21.5 million regeneration programme to demolish a total of 136 houses, bungalows, flats and maisonettes across Tinkers Green and Kerria in Amington, to be replaced with 152 new homes in total. These are the first new Tamworth council homes being built in Tamworth for some 30 years.
The next stage of the development will be the appointment of a building contractor.