Regeneration plans for Wolverhampton's Southside area are set to take a significant step forward with the demolition of the former Netto building to take place before the end of the year.

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The supermarket chain took over the Snow Hill site from Rackhams and vacated it in 2012.

Planning permission has now been granted for the demolition and the council is in the process of securing a demolition contractor.

Once the site is cleared it will be incorporated into the main car park to the rear of the property, with the income generated used to support the demolition costs.

Demolition of the building will make way for the marketing of the council's landholdings at Southside, which is proposed to begin next year.

Councillor Peter Bilson, Cabinet Member for City Assets, said: "Southside forms a major part of the council's multi million pound regeneration plans.

"The demolition of this building will allow us to make significant progress in preparing the area for investment."

  • released: Tuesday 15 September, 2015