Even More Bids for More House Building On Essington’s Green Belt!

Blimey even more housing is being bid for Essington. This morning I received confirmation from Wolverhampton City Council that more housing is being bid to South Staffordshire District Council – just a few short yards away from Wednesfield North boundary where Kitchen Lane links with High Hill.

Here is what is being called for.- Emery Planning is instructed by HIMOR (Land) Ltd to submit the land at High Hill, Essington to the Council as part of the Councils ongoing consultations and evidence to inform the emerging Black Country Core Strategy Review. A site location plan is enclosed. HIMOR is an established strategic land promotion company with a track record of delivering sites of this nature. HIMOR has recently reached agreement with the landowners to promote the site. We therefore wish to put the site forward now so that it can be considered for an allocation for residential or mixed use development in the Core Strategy Review. The site comprises approximately 5.6 hectares, and is presently used for agriculture (grazing).

It is bordered by existing residential development to the west, Brownshore Lakes to the north, Brownshore Lane to the east and High Hill to the south with existing dwellings beyond. Initial assessments indicate that the site could accommodate in the region of 150 dwellings. Although the site is currently designated as Green Belt, it is bound by the settlement of Essington and existing permanent development to all sides. The land makes very little, if any, contribution to the Green Belt purposes. HIMOR has undertaken initial technical assessments, including access and highways capacity.

Now it seems that this is an open season on Essington, and any little bit of land that is coloured green on the maps, is likely to be bid for- for House building!


Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more