City of Wolverhampton Council has announced £4 million plans for a third phase of its successful newbuild council housing programme for small derelict sites.

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The £3 million second phase, which launched in October 2016 will see 21 homes completed on time and within budget by autumn 2017.

A further 25 homes to be built over 6 derelict sites are now in the pipeline.

The works will be carried out by local contractors selected through a competitive tendering process, encouraging small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to bid.

The proposed third phase sites, which are subject to further site investigations, checks and public engagement, are Wolverhampton Road, Wednesfield South; Cannock Road, Fallings Park; Newman Road, Fallings Park; Parker Road garage site, Wednesfield North; and two plots on Peach Road, Wednesfield North.

The builds will be funded from the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) capital budget.

Councillor Peter Bilson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for City Housing and Assets, said: "This scheme is helping smarten up neighbourhoods in the city while providing affordable housing to residents in housing need, and for vulnerable people.

"It has been a great success with the contractors delivering what we asked of them to improve our housing offer.

"It has proved to be an effective way to deliver new homes and, crucially, increases the city's houses stock when it needs it most."

The second phase will see Wates Living Space complete 6 bungalows and United Living develop 6 one bedroom flats and 9 two bedroom houses across these sites - Brooklands Parade, East Park; Clare Crescent, Springvale; Harrowby Road, Bushbury North; and Lord Street, Bilston East.

  • released: Wednesday 8 February, 2017