The council’s planning committee met on Thursday and unanimously approved Walsall Housing Group’s application to build 407 homes on disused land off Goscote Lodge Crescent.
Officers had granted permission for the scheme back in November last year but the application came back to the committee following minor alterations to the plans.
The homes will consist of 68 four bedroom houses, 227 three bedroom, 80 two bedroom, 16 two bedroom bungalows and 16 one bedroom bungalows.
The development is another boost to the Goscote Lane Corridor which will see 700 homes built in the area.
Walsall Housing Group had previously submitted an application for a £56 million scheme to construct 426 homes on the site in 2017.
But that plan was pulled as an original proposal to include apartments was dropped and replaced with more family homes.
When original approval was granted in November, ward councillor Ian Robertson said he was delighted because the area had become a blight for anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping.
He said: “I am keen to see the work start as the site has suffered problems with anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping.
“There is a real need for this development. People are struggling to get affordable housing.”
Source: By Megan Archer
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