AN historic listed building in Brierley Hill is set for transformation into five flats if Dudley Council planners give their consent.

The authority has been asked to give planning permission for a change of use to residential for the Brotherhood Hall in Trinity Street.

The hall had previously been used as a children’s nursery but closed in 2022 and was sold to its current owners.

The new application asks for permission to extend the property to create two one-bedroom flats and a studio flat on the ground floor and a further two one-bedroom flats on the first floor. 

Dudley planners are also being asked to approve an application for a new house plus the conversion of an empty historic industrial building into residential accommodation in Churchfield  Street, Dudley.

The site, which includes a locally listed former factory building dating back to 1866, has been derelict for 35 years.

Approval was given in December 2023 to convert the existing building into three flats but with a number of conditions.

The applicant has now asked for permission to convert the existing building into a single three-story home and build a new two-story, two-bedroom dwelling in the grounds of the former factory.

Elsewhere an application to build two bungalows in Wollaston, which was turned down by Dudley Council, has been referred to the Planning Inspectorate on appeal.

The plan to develop vacant land on Meriden Avenue was rejected by the authority on the grounds it would be inappropriate building on a greenfield site and that not enough information had been provided relating to the relocation of protected species.

In 2021 an application for one dwelling and a garage on the same site was refused and an appeal was later rejected.

The history of applications on the site goes back decades, in 1963 an application for two bungalows and a tennis court was refused and then also dismissed on appeal.