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Bid to flatten former Cradley Heath ambulance station
3:08pm Tuesday 16th October 2012 in News
The Lawrence Lane station closed in June and went up for sale with a £100k price tag as part of a shake up of services across the Black Country.
Now Tariq Nazir, of Rowley Regis, who is thought to have purchased the site, has applied to Sandwell Council to clear it of the main building and garages.
The decision on whether to give the application the go ahead will be made by planning officers by October 29.
The ambulance station has moved to an industrial unit on Cradley Heath’s Oak Street Industrial Park.
The council has not received a planning application for the development of the site but Cradley Heath councillor Ann Shackleton said she would like to see houses built there.
Cllr Shackleton said: “We are not getting many housing developments in Cradley Heath or Rowley Regis at the moment so we would look forward to getting more homes.
“What is really needed is affordable houses we we are having an increase in people applying for council housing which is not available.”
Stations are being sold off as part of West Midlands Ambulance Service’s Make Ready Scheme which involves the creation of two hubs in Willenhall and Dudley as well as 27 community stations across the region.