Large development plan planned for Walsall green belt land

Plans to build a new estate with up to 130 houses on a stretch of green belt land in Walsall have been announced.

Property developer William Davis Homes submitted proposals to build "much-needed affordable housing" off Longwood Lane and Sutton Road.

The 13 hectare (32 acre) site was put forward in the Black Country Plan before it was abandoned when Dudley Council pulled out.

The draft proposals will be discussed on Wednesday.

The company submitted an application to Walsall Council planners for Environmental Impact Assessment Screening Opinion.

The procedure will determine whether the proposed development will have a significant impact on the environment.

On a website dedicated to the proposal, William Davis Homes said: "The scheme will assist in delivering a range of new homes to meet local needs for all age groups within the local community, including bungalows and affordable housing.

"The proposal will provide improvements to infrastructure including improved pedestrian, as well as encouraging residents to use green travel."

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