Homes development approved on the site of demolished Biddulph pub

PLANNERS have approved a housing development on the site of a demolished Biddulph pub, despite concerns raised over traffic congestion.

Ashwood Properties have been given the go-ahead to build 14 homes on land previously occupied by the Top O’ Th’ Trent pub in Woodland Street.

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council have received no obections from the county highways authority.

The development will include 10 three-bedroom semi-detached properties, three three-bedroom terrace houses and a four-bedroom detached home.

An access road will be built onto the junction of Woodland Street and Warwick Street creating a crossroads.

A planning officers’ report stated: “This is a sustainable location for housing which is needed in a district with a significant undersupply of housing land.

Furthermore, the site is previously developed and not ‘greenfield’ and the propsal makes efficient use of a brownfield site by providing 14 houses, which roughly equates to 35 dwellings per hectare, which is appropriate within an urban area and not out of keeping with surrounding housing.”

Pictured: The Top O’ Th’ Trent Pub, in Woodland Street, Biddulph, before it was demolished.