‘Save Tettenhall’s Open Spaces’ campaign ongoing

The ‘Save Tettenhall’s Open Spaces’ group is stepping up its campaign against the proposed development of retirement flats at Stockwell Road, with a public meeting planned for Monday 13th April at Wolverhampton Cricket Club. Plans have been submitted by developers McCarthy & Stone for the demolition of Clock House and the erection of 22 retirement living apartments within a 3 storey building.

Save Tettenhall’s Open Spaces list several objections on their Facebook page, as follows:

• it will severely impact on open spaces, trees and wildlife
• the mass and scale of the building is not compatible with the surrounding properties and area
• does not enhance or preserve the conservation area as the building is out of character
• it will blight views from The Green and Stockwell Road
• it will impact on traffic congestion in the roads close by
• many aspects of the proposal conflict with the recently approved Neighbourhood Plan that residents voted for
• lack of consultation by the developers
• McCarthy & Stone are already building retirement flats in the High St and plan to build more in Tettenhall College Grounds
• if planning permission is granted this will potentially open the door for other developments in the area

A banner alerting local residents to the planned development

Under the Tettenhall Neighbourhood Plan (Our Place Our Plan), the planned development falls within a conservation area. The Express & Star newspaper recently reported that Ortus Homes, part of the McCarthy & Stone Group, are already advertising 24 apartments at the site despite the application not being approved as of yet. McCarthy & Stone’s planning application summary can be viewed on the Wolverhampton City Council website here. For those wishing to attend the public meeting on 13th April, the start time is 19:00 at Wolverhampton Cricket Club, Danescourt Road, Tettenhall.

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