GreenSquareAccord has been given the go ahead to transform a former National Grid site in West Bromwich into a thriving living space comprised of 100 per cent affordable homes.

At the end of last year, the housing provider was granted planning permission by Sandwell Council to build 147 homes on Swan Lane.

Green Square Accord - Swan Lane West Bromwich artists impression

The development will meet a variety of local housing need by providing  41 two and 24 three-bedroom houses and 17 one and  65 two bed apartments.

The site is well served by public transport with the Black Lake Metro stop less than 100 meters away and several popular bus routes in operation close by. New residents will have access to parking spaces within the grounds of the development and electric vehicle charging points will be installed prior to the occupation of the new homes.

To ensure privacy, the development will be partially screened by landscaped vegetation and trees along the perimeter of the site. 

There will be plenty of open space within the development complete with a pond which support local wildlife.

Carl Taylor, Assistant Director of New Business and Growth at GreenSquareAccord said: “I am delighted that we have got the greenlight to build almost 150 much-needed affordable homes in West Bromwich. A lot of hard work has gone into the planning application, so this is a great result for everyone involved. 

“We are putting sustainability at the heart of this development by providing energy-efficient homes alongside tree-planting and installing  electric vehicle chargers.”

GreenSquareAccord’s new development on Swan Lane is located close to the George Salter Academy, several supermarkets and the conveniences in both West Bromwich and Great Bridge town centres. 

Councillor Peter Hughes, Sandwell Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Growth, said: “This new development will support Sandwell’s vision to have many new homes meeting a full range of housing needs in attractive neighbourhoods and close to key transport routes.

“Sandwell needs new areas of quality housing such as this in places where people want to live and bring up their families and can easily get to jobs across the region by public transport.”

Construction work is set to begin on site later this year. The project has benefitted from a £3.2m grant which Sandwell Council secured from the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership to support this scheme.

Published: Thursday, 26th January 2023