PROPOSALS for the partial demolition of the Foxlydiate pub – but retaining the frontage of the building – have been endorsed by Redditch borough planners.
The outline plans from owners Whitbread PLC, would see the the construction of 12 apartments behind the 1930s facade of the historic building and the erection of 38 homes behind it and to the right, on the petrol station side.
The hotel to the rear of the pub will be demolished.
A previous outline planning application, which would have seen the demolition of the entire Foxlydiate building, which is regarded as a heritage asset, was rejected by Redditch planners earlier this year.
The site sits in Bromsgrove district, however as part of the ‘cross-border’ development agreement, forms part of the 6,400 homes Redditch is obliged to supply by 2030.
A further 3,400 homes, also in Bromsgrove district, will be built on land west of the Foxlydiate site and Webheath and at Brockhill.
The proposals came before Redditch planners last Wednesday, September 9, and were duly endorsed by councillors, provided the site can be properly connected for traffic, pedestrians and cyclists with that larger and yet to be built scheme.
A further amendment, proposed by Councillor Bill Hartnett (Lab, Church Hill) noting that although the site lay in Bromsgrove district, it was to meet Redditch housing needs and that therefore social housing should come from Redditch’s waiting list, was also accepted.