A RUBERY councillor has welcomed plans to transform an ‘unsightly’ pub car-park into apartments.
Submitted to Bromsgrove District Council last month, the application proposes four one-bedroom and six two-bedroom apartments, along with retail units, for the Rose and Crown pub car park.
Coun Peter McDonald is ‘pleased to see the application’ for the land on New Road, which received two enforcement notices from the district council to stop people dumping rubbish and allegedly running an illegal business.
He said: “Anything is better than the unsightly view of the tip when you come into Rubery.
“The plans will be fulfilling a need for affordable homes in Rubery, although I do hope it doesn’t distract from the issues surrounding the car-park at the moment.
“We won’t give up on the removal of the rubbish.”
The planning application, submitted by Peter Styles, includes two separated buildings – a ‘west block’ and an ‘east block’ – reducing the pub’s car parking spaces from 30 to seven.