Petition goals to avoid wasting Greyhound pub as care residence plan unveiled


MORE than 800 individuals have signed a web based petition to point out their objections to plans to demolish a landmark Norton pub and construct a large-scale care residence on the positioning.

Andrew Reece began the petition on after listening to concerning the plan by Frontier Estates to construct a 60-bedroom facility with 20 parking areas on web site on the nook of Norton Highway and Greyhound Lane which is presently occupied by The Greyhound pub.

As of Tuesday 833 individuals had signed the Save the Greyhound petition – calling for the pub to be saved.

Mr Reece described the proposed growth as “giant” and “unfitting” for the positioning which is on the nook of a busy highway junction and a gateway into Stourbridge.

He mentioned: “There was a public home known as The Greyhound on the Norton Highway for over 100 years. This pub has been an enormous a part of the group and the historical past of Norton.

“There might be solely 20 parking areas for this constructing on the busy Norton highway which isn’t sufficient for this measurement of growth.”

Norton ward councillor Karen Shakespeare has objected to the proposed two-and-a-half storey growth as a part of a public session organised by Gillings Planning on behalf of the builders.

She has described the proposed construction as “too imposing, too near the highway” and too near a busy highway visitors island.

The builders say the proposed new residence would make good use of beforehand developed land and assist to satisfy the necessity for aged nursing and dementia care by offering “top quality en-suite lodging for the aged, exceeding Care High quality Fee requirements”. In addition they say the scheme would carry a jobs enhance to the realm.

It’s anticipated {that a} planning utility might be submitted to Dudley Council’s planning division in mid-January.

In the meantime individuals dwelling close by are invited to have their say by emailing feedback to or individuals can name 02382 358877.

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