ANOTHER distinctive Stourbridge building looks set to be fully transformed into new homes.

An application to turn the ground floor offices of Haywood House on New Road into two new flats has been approved by Dudley Council planners.

The plan, approved on September 17, follows a previously successful application to turn the first and second floors of the imposing ring road facing Grade II Listed property into three two-bedroom apartments, which was granted in September 2019.

The downstairs of the three-storey period property – a stone’s throw from the town’s old police station which has also been converted into apartments – was formerly occupied by Cherry Kitchens, which is now based at Quantum Works in Enville Street.

A plan to turn the entire building, which is close to Aldi supermarket, into five self-contained flats was approved in 2013 at the time but was never implemented.

But planning documents state the latest proposal for the property, located within the Stourbridge Town Centre Conservation Area, is similar to the scheme that was approved some seven years ago.