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Dairy site set to become shops and flats

Dairy site set to become shops and flats Dairy site set to become shops and flats
Updated: 10:17 am, May 07, 2015

A REDUNDANT milk delivery depot could be demolished and turned into apartments and shops.

An outline planning application has been submitted to Redditch Borough Council to bulldoze the former Dairy Crest building off Birmingham Road with the hope of turning into a mixed development site.

The agent, RCA Regeneration, claim up to 27 one and two bedroom apartments could be built on the land, while there is enough room for 46 car parking spaces and more than 5,000 square feet of retail space.

If the move is approved, the company would sell off the land to developers which would then give them the authority to demolish the building and start the work.

The site, which has been vacant for over a year, is currently being used as an unauthorised car park by town centre workers but the plans include improvement work to the land.

In the application RCA Regeneration said the site was no longer fit for purpose and because of its size which included built in refrigeration units, it had limited market appeal.

“It is surplus to requirements and as such Dairy Crest would like to secure an alternative, higher value use for the site.”