Marketing of the remaining residential development land at City of Wolverhampton Council's multi million pound Bilston Urban Village site is set to begin next month.

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This spring Kier will begin building 78 units comprising 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom properties on the first 2 plots, located on the west side of Dudley Street either side of the entrance into Carder Crescent.

The advanced works programme undertaken by the council to make the brownfield land ready for development will be completed at the beginning of May.

This will make a further 27 acres of land available to residential developers to build up to 400 new homes in a quality environment, alongside new employment areas and leisure facilities on other parts of the urban village site.

The marketing process for the Bilston Urban Village residential development land was approved by the council's Cabinet (Resources) Panel on Tuesday night.

Councillor John Reynolds, Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "This is an exciting time in the Bilston Urban Village project.

"The advanced works programme is nearing completion and has proved successful in bringing back into use this brownfield land.

"Informal discussions last year suggest there will be strong competition between developers for these residential plots and we look forward to seeing their proposals.

"The urban village will be a key part of the wider regeneration of the city, bringing new homes, new jobs and more investment. It demonstrates our commitment to Bilston and ensures it will continue to be a thriving area."

The first phase of Bilston Urban Village saw significant investment in the building of the Bert Williams Leisure Centre and South Wolverhampton and Bilston Academy, the creation of a commercial development plot fronting the Black Country Route and the direct pedestrian linkage of the site with the town centre.

  • released: Thursday 10¬†March, 2016