Little Heath development site in new hands

By Matthew Bates Tuesday 15 January 2013 Updated: 16/01 16:11

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REJECTED plans to transform an old factory into a new community are back on the table after the site was sold to developers.

A quarter of the 40-acre former Acetate factory has been sold off almost a year after council planning bosses threw out the plans.

Birmingham-based Trebor Developments has agreed terms with Acetate Products Limited and new plans are set to see ten acres of commercial development join with 30 acres of housing.

Developers said around 180 jobs could be created at the site, which was cleared in 2010 to make way for development.

Council planning chiefs insisted more needed to be done to provide job opportunities after 20 per cent of the land had been earmarked for employment.

Previous applications had also failed to impress the city council with around 400 houses planned for the Foleshill Road site.

Managing partner Bob Tattrie, said: "We specialise in working with businesses in order to understand their premises requirements and pro-actively develop designs and acquire sites to meet specific requirements.

"We are delighted to have agreed terms with APL to acquire this prominent site and bring forward a major brownfield mixed use development."

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