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Persimmon Homes to build 242 properties on site of former energy plant in Wolverhampton

Persimmon Homes has been given the green light to build more than 240 homes on the site of a former energy plant in Wolverhampton.

The West Midlands developer is expected to start work on the 242 two, three and four-bedroomed properties at the Elam Energy Plant in Ettingshall in April.

Work on the infrastructure of the site is now underway and piling work will also begin in the next few weeks.

The homes will form an extension to the Ettingshall Place development, on which Persimmon have already built around 450 homes.

Stephen Cleveley, sales director for Persimmon Homes West Midlands, said: “We are expecting a lot of interest in this site, as there is a strong need in the town for new homes. In turn, this development will also create jobs, boosting the local economy.

“Remodelling work will also be undertaken on a former railway cutting to create an area of open space.

Aiming to provide a diversity of house types to suit all needs, the properties have been designed to cater for today’s modern way of life, explains Cleveley, who hopes to welcome the scheme's first occupiers into their new homes in August.

"People will soon be able to register their interest in the development so that they can be kept up to date on the site’s progress.

He added: “Once the homes are launched, people will be able to buy off-plan, which means they can have the first pick of the plots and a greater say over the finishing touches."

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