A decent proposal

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A proposed development at Lindon Drive, Brownhills, on the site of the old Bailey House, as released by Walsall Housing Group (whg). Note that this is not a planning proposal, but a consultation document and things could well change. Please click for a larger version.

I’d like to express my apologies for not being on the ball. I only noticed last Monday morning a twitter announcement from Walsall Housing Group advertising a consultation on a new Brownhills housing development that afternoon, but sadly there wasn’t time for me to announce it:

Lindon Drive Public Consultation.
Humphries House community room.

Total of 45 new homes; 27 for rent and 18 for sale.
Mixture of two and three bed apartments and houses. There is also a small percentage of one bed apartments.
View the proposed site layout.

I’ve been trying to get around to covering it all week, but time has beaten me. Sorry.

This seems like a decent and worthwhile development, again rebuilding on land cleared of social housing nearly a decade ago. From the plan, it seems like a pleasant enough design, too; so I can’t really see much objection – utilising former land is great, and also clears up some of the wasteland we’re saddled with after the demolitions.

Bear in mind that this isn’t a planning application yet, and this may not see the light of day in the form described; Walsall Housing Group are consulting with the community and I’d expect further events may take place based on feedback.

If anyone strongly objects, there will be plenty of opportunity to do so if and when it goes through the planning process.

My only criticism so far is the consultation seems a little limited in both notification and scope, but that’s by the by. It’s good to see proposed social housing in the current climate and the schemes constructed so far – Ogley Court and the one up on the A5 at Deakin Avenue – seem to have been well received and look decent.

I do hope something will soon be forthcoming for the site of Silver Court Gardens, but that’s a much larger parcel of land to work with.

WHG seem bang on the money with this, and I wish them well – but I do wish they’d do something about the annoying lower case logo, it’s really irritating.

Did you attend the consultation or have a view on this development? Comment here or BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers.

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I couldn’t mentally place it at first, so chucked the plan over Google Earth imagery. That’s Catshill Junction centre-lower left. Click for a larger version.

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5 Responses to A decent proposal

  1. Warren Parry says:

    Hope they keep the art work.

  2. Some residents will have some really nice canal-side views there. I think I’ll see the development from my own house as it seems to be three stories high, but seems well considered. Like you I couldn’t place the area, didn’t realise it was so close to the canal.

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