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PremierLeague-News.Com - The proposal by Stourbridge Community Development Trust drew support and opposition from nearby residents
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A disused Stourbridge office is to be torn down to make way for a block of 11 new apartments. Dudley Council planners gave the go-ahead to Stourbridge Community Development Trust to demolish the building in Enville Street and create the flats in its place. The scheme will see a mixture of six one-bedroom and five two-bedroom apartments built along with a workspace on the ground floor. When the plans were originally submitted, concerns were raised about the design of the proposed complex, prompting the developers to amend their proposal. Read More Related Articles Sign up to BirminghamLive's free politics newsletter for daily headlines direct to your inbox It also drew a mixed response from nearby residents during two consultation phases that took place. Some were concerned that the three storey building would overlook their properties leading to a loss of privacy, the design was out of character with the area, inadequate parking and noise issues. The disused office and land in Enville Street, Stourbridge. But the proposal also drew support from those who believe there is a need for affordable homes in the area.
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. In the application, agents Accord Indesign said: "The proposals offer a new, modern, aesthetic which will contribute positively to the area.
An artist impression of the proposed apartment block in Enville Street, Stourbridge. PIC: Accord Indesign
"The intention is to transform the current derelict and visually unattractive site into a residential place offering a pleasant street experience." A planning officer's report confirming approval has been granted said: "The proposed development will deliver sustainable residential development on a previously developed site of an acceptable design and form.
"The revised proposal is acceptable in principle, bringing back into use currently underused previously developed land, to provide new housing, in the public interest, in an appropriate and sustainable location. "The proposed development is acceptable in design terms and is considered acceptable in terms of parking and highway safety. "As such, the revised development proposals are therefore considered to be acceptable."
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