Plans for 33 new apartments on the site of the former Wolverhampton social club

Ground occupied by the former Springvale Sports and Social Club in Millfields Road, Wolverhampton. Photo: Google

The proposed development of land in Millfields Road, in the Springvale area of ​​Wolverhampton, includes the former site of the now demolished Springvale Sports and Social Clubhouse,

Permission for the Springvale House project was granted in March 2019, with the development of an apartment building containing 24 apartments forming the first phase of the development. This has been accomplished and the properties are now occupied.

The current application, submitted by Mr Jas Singh of West Bromwich-based Green Square Accord, is the second part of the project and will bring the total number of apartments to 57.

The second phase will consist of a trio of three-storey buildings, with the first block containing nine one-bedroom apartments, and the second and third consisting of 12 one-bedroom apartments and 12 two-bedroom apartments.

A statement from Cradley-based PJ Planning accompanying the application said: ‘The site is located approximately one mile from Bilston town center and three miles from Wolverhampton town centre. The surrounding area is made up of a mixture of residential, commercial and industrial premises.

“It is bounded by Millfields Road, the three-storey phase one development, an employment unit and the Springvale Cricket Club. The land is currently unoccupied and has recently been cleared of its constructions.

“The architecture of the immediate surroundings varies between traditional and modern. Other than the phase one development, properties on Millfields Road are primarily two-storey semi-detached homes and two-storey commercial units.

“This proposal would result in a high quality development using brownfield land to provide new housing which would complement and enhance the character and quality of the area,” the statement added.

“Current plans have evolved by avoiding known mine workings and occupying only the northwest part of the site, saving the existing sports ground.”

Parking for 42 cars, 40 bicycles and space for ten electric vehicle charging stations are also included in the application.

The Midlands Underground provides a regular service between Wolverhampton city center and Birmingham city centre, with the nearest stops to the development being The Crescent and Bilston Central.

Wolverhampton Council planners will make a decision on the proposal in the near future.

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