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Houses will be built on the site of a former Hagley pub
9:00am Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
A FORMER Hagley pub, which has been boarded up for years, will be demolished to make way for 12 houses.
The Prince of Wales on Stourbridge Road and adjoining houses will be replaced with three, four and five-bedroom detached houses, all with separate pitched roof garages.
Bromsgrove District Council’s Planning Committee approved the plan, submitted by Footstep Homes (Hagley), at a meeting on Monday October 7, subject to the satisfactory completion of the section 106 legal agreement and further additional highway and landscape conditions.
The section 106 agreement would require the developer to make a financial contribution to Hagley Primary School and Haybridge High School.
Steve Colella, chairman Hagley Parish Council, said: “The Prince of Wales and adjacent dwellings were originally brought by the Highways Agency, with the intention of demolishing the buildings to allow for a widening of the Stourbridge Road, originally proposed in 1996.
“The Highways Agency announced this scheme was not being pursued in 2006, with the public house retained in tenanted use until 2010.”
As the pub has been empty since, and the plan to widen the road was scrapped, Cllr Colella welcomed the development.
He added: “The development is a good use of the land in the circumstances with the adjoining greenbelt being protected and enhanced with a good range of additional tree planting, landscaping and open space.
“Hagley Parish Council has asked that any local memorabilia and artefacts left in the public house are donated back to the community before the site is cleared. These will then be donated to local community groups.”
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