Birmingham & Black Country

Plans for first Wolverhampton council homes in 30 years approved

The first new council houses in Wolverhampton for almost 30 years are to be built after plans were approved by the city council.

Developers Kier Partnership will build 120 homes on Thompson Avenue in Ettingshall, of which 40 will be council homes.

The council's housing company Wolverhampton Homes currently has a waiting list of about 13,000 people.

The authority said it was looking at other sites to build affordable homes.

Councillor Peter Bilson said: "This is a historic milestone that will see the first council houses built in Wolverhampton for three decades.

"Increasing the number of decent and affordable homes in the city is one of our key priorities."

Kier said it would carry out site investigation works before building could begin.

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