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Firm waiting for upturn in housing market to build Halesowen homes
2:52pm Monday 20th August 2012 in News
A DEVELOPER is waiting for an upturn in the housing market before it builds houses on its former offices in Halesowen .
A & J Mucklow obtained planning permission to build 15 houses and a block of six apartments on 1.2 acres of land bordered by Halesowen Road and High Haden Road, back in 2010.
This week the company submitted an application to renew the planning consent, which was due to expire.
But its land and housing director David Folkes said the move was just a formality.
He said: “Realistically until there is some improvement in the housing market I can’t give any date as to when developement could start.
“The important thing is to ensure the planning permission doesn’t expire.
“It’s a very good residential area so it will get developed out at some point, I’m sure.”
In the design statement the company signals its intention to retain a number of mature trees and to provide a variety of house types, sizes and storey heights designed to incorporate features of other residential properties in the area.
It states: “Overall these proposals will provide an attractive and appropriate development, well related to its setting and the surrounding area.”
The outline planning application shows access along Haden Cross Drive which is served from the new junction created off Halesowen Road and from High Haden Road.