COUNCIL houses will be built on a garages site in Halesowen after plans were given the thumbs up despite an objection.

Dudley Council has been granted permission to demolish garages and build three bungalows, creating a new cul-de-sac on Tenlands Road.

The council submitted plans for a four-bedroom dormer bungalow and two one-bedroom bungalows.

The proposal was given the go-ahead despite an objection from a resident.

They complained on the grounds that the development cuts off entry to the rear of 36, Albrighton Road.

The resident said that modifications were made to the property on the grounds of this access - which is used to carry large items to and from the house.

Other concerns centred around the fact that the four-bed bungalow only has one bathroom and where cars will park when the garages are not available.

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The proposal states that it would: "Replace redundant garage and external unsecured car parking spaces which could result in a base for anti-social activities, with social housing."

It goes on: "The site lies within an area of historic Council / Social residential housing with the application site originally providing garage and offsite parking, albeit as the majority of external area has been closed off by steel hinged barrier, it is assumed that this is surplus to parking requirements hence the planning application has been prepared for constructing residential units on the site."

Each one-bedroom bungalow would have two off-road car parking spaces and the four-bedroom bungalow would have three spaces.

The four-bed bungalow (pictured below).

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A report recommending the plan be appoved notes that: "The development would provide new housing to help meet the boroughs demand for new homes, and the proposed type and tenure’ layout and design are appropriate for the area and can be accommodated without any significant adverse impact on existing residents, trees and ecology, or the local highway network.

"The proposals would provide a high quality development, which is considered would make a positive contribution to the area and which constitutes sustainable development."