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Plan to build houses on site of former Halesowen ambulance station
6:04pm Thursday 21st June 2012 in Local
PLANS have been drawn up to demolish the disused Halesowen Ambulance Station and build seven houses on the land.
The Old Hawne Lane station, which closed in May, was put up for sale with a price tag of £240,000 and has been sold subject to contract to Hartlebury-based Knaresboro Homes.
The planning application, which has been submitted to Dudley Council, describes the development as “affordable” three bedroom houses.
It is not known whether an underground petrol tank on the site was fully decommissioned when the ambulance service stopped using it in 1995.
A report from Knaresboro Homes to the planning department states that a strategy will have to be agreed with environmental health officers to identify any contaminants and assess the associated risk.
If contaminants are present a scheme will be drawn up to protect the development.
A West Midlands Ambulance spokesman said the sale was subject to the planning permission being granted.
The station has been replaced by a community station based in the privately-owned Trinity Point, costing a tenth of the previous £35,000 annual rates and utilities bill.
The spokesman said the sales had been agreed, but were currently with lawyers and had not yet been finalised.