THE DEVELOPMENT of the two ends of Bromsgrove High Street could become a step closer on Wednesday (December 3) when proposals go before the district council’s overview and scrutiny committee and the authority’s cabinet.
Members will be asked to vote on the council disposing of the Stourbridge Road car park, by the former DDS&S Club, so it can be sold to Cordwell Property Group. There were seven parties interested in the site, one did not meet the valuation and the remaining six were asked to present their offers. One withdrew at that point and Belbroughton-based Cordwell was chosen as the preferred bidder.
The developer has proposed that the 0.72acre site will feature three retail units, including 35 car parking spaces.
As part of the Area Action Plan, the developer will be encouraged to reinstate frontages with distinctive architecture to establish the Parkside Crossroads as a key gateway to the town.
The one unit facing the Parkside building would also need to take into account the historic building’s appearance.
The car park generated £12,000 for the council between 2013 and 2014.
Members will also be asked to agree to a similar decision with regard to the Hanover Street Car Park and George House.
The remarketing will incur an additional £10,000 cost to the disposal of the site.
It comes after the previous developer OPUS pulled out of the deal for the site.
The council had already agreed for that site to include food retailer, a cinema and restaurants, but the potential new developer’s proposals could differ from the plans put forward by Opus.