New council homes set to be built in West Bromwich

Published 31st July 2019

Sandwell Council is planning to build five much-needed new council houses on two sites in West Bromwich as part of its ongoing plans to provide more affordable homes for local people.

A two-bedroom bungalow and two four-bedroom houses are planned for land in Bull Lane.

The council  also wants to build  two new two-bedroom bungalows on council-owned land at Albion Road. These would replace a block of three one-bedroom bungalows currently on the site,  where one of the end properties is suffering from subsidence.

The two new homes would be repositioned on the site to avoid poor ground conditions.

The council has decided to build the new homes on the council-owned sites rather than sell them off to a private developer in a bid to increase the number of affordable properties in the area.

The plans for the development, which will provide quality energy-efficient homes will be considered by the council's cabinet next Wednesday, 7 August. 

Councillor Joanne Hadley, cabinet member for homes, said: "This is another housing scheme for us which is helping us to meet the need for more quality affordable housing.

“The council has committed more than £70 million during the three years 2018/19-2020/21 as part of our on-going-plans to build around 650 new council homes across Sandwell.

"We've already handed over the keys to around 250 new homes to tenants, with the building of another 400 plus either underway or in the planning stages.

If given the 'green light' by Cabinet, the scheme would then be subject to planning approval in August.