Residential Building Land, For Sale

Vacant Land, North of Darkhouse Lane, Coseley, West Midlands, WV14.

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Property Reference



Vacant Land, North of Darkhouse Lane, Coseley, West Midlands, WV14.


Coseley is a located approximately 3 miles north of Dudley city centre, on the border with Wolverhampton. The area is served by Coseley railway station, situated on the West Coast Main Line between Wolverhampton and Tipton stations, providing a direct rail link to Wolverhampton and Birmingham. There are also regular bus services to Sedgley, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Tipton and Bilston. Coseley has five primary schools and one secondary school.

The subject land is located just to the north of Darkhouse Lane, south of the Birmingham Canal, east of the Wolverhampton to Birmingham railway line, and to the west of Rosewood School. The immediate surrounding area comprises a mixture of residential, industrial, educational and religious uses. To the south, on the opposite side of Darkhouse Lane, is Cannon Business Park.


The site extends to 12.5 acres overall (having a net developable area of circa 9 acres and has outline planning permission for residential development, including a 25% affordable housing provision.

The land currently comprises a mixture of brownfield and greenfield land. The southern portion of the site is predominantly brownfield, being occupied by derelict and dilapidated industrial buildings with areas of hardstanding. The northern portion of the site is rough scrubby pasture, which slopes down to the boundary with the canal.

The planning consent provides for the erection of 108 units as per the proposed indicative layout. However, the current scheme is not a comprehensive use of the site, which probably has a greater capacity for circa 160-170 units, subject to planning consent.

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Vacant Land, North of Darkhouse Lane

Detailed Specification

  • Size

    12.5 acres (9 acres NDA)
  • Price/ Rent

    Expressions of interest invited.
  • Accommodation

    See Indicative Layout Plan.

  • Services

    We understand that all mains services are available to the site. It should be noted that we have not tested these services and interested parties should make their own enquiries.
  • Planning

    The property currently has outline planning permission (all matters reserved) for residential development, subject to the agreement of a Section 106. Planning Permission Ref: P13/0515. The scheme allows for the construction of 108 residential units, including the demolition of the existing derelict industrial buildings and the provision of public open space and ancillary works to provide a buffer to the adjacent industrial uses. The development is to be carried out in two phases.
  • Tenure

    Freehold: The land is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession.
  • Local Authority

    Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, Council House, Priory Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1HF - Tel: 0300 555 5345.
  • VAT

    All figures quoted are exclusive of VAT, which may be payable at the prevailing rate.
  • Legal Costs

    Each party to be responsible for their own legal costs in connection with this matter.
  • Viewing

    Strictly by prior appointment with the Agent's Telford office:
  • Additional Viewing Information

    Contact: Andrew Dixon MRICS
    Direct Line: 01952 521005
    Mobile: 07957 828 565
    Ref: JAGD/1758

Andrew Dixon & Company. for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property whose agents they are give notice: (1) The particulars are set out as a general outline for the guidance of intending purchasers or lessors, and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract. (2) All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct but any intending purchasers or tenants should not reply on them as statements or representations of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them. (3) No employee of Andrew Dixon & Company. has any authority to make or give representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.

As far as possible, these particulars are intended to give a fair description of the property. Unless otherwise stated, no enquiries have been made of statutory authorities nor tests made of electricity, plumbing or other services installed in the property. No warranties or certificates of building work, leases/title documents have been inspected. Such information as is given in these particulars is based on a purely visual inspection only and information supplied to us by the vendor/lessor. Interested parties must take their own measurements in order to satisfy themselves that the premises are suitable for their own requirements. Our measurements are approximate in order to give an indication of size only. Whilst every care has been taken to prepare these particulars, we would be grateful if you could inform us of any errors or misleading descriptions found in order that we may correct them in our records.