THE SITE of the town’s former ambulance station is set to be turned into flats.
Plans to transform the Cedar Park Road base were approved by Redditch Borough Councillors at a planning committee meeting last Wednesday (January 14).
The building was one of a number of stations across the county to be closed by West Midlands Ambulance service as part of its Make Ready plans.
It was then replaced by two community ambulance stations in Clews Road, Oakenshaw, and Burnt Meadow Road in North Moons Moat.
A further two 24-hour fleet maintenance hubs were then created by refurbishing stations in Worcester and Bromsgrove.
The land was put up for sale in August 2013 for a price in the region of £260,000 and bought by developers Cedar Real Estate Developments who were granted permission to build the 14 flats.
The application includes two, two storey apartment blocks with ten, two-bedroom apartments as well as four, one-bedroom flats.
Coun Joe Baker said it was long overdue and would be a big improvement in the area.
“It is going to be providing much needed regeneration and housing for the area.” he said.
Coun Andrew Brazier added he welcomed the move because it was redeveloping a brown field site and residents living in the flats would have good transport links.