KIDDERMINSTER residents living opposite the former British Sugar site have had a change of scenery this week.

Since last Friday, demolition company DSM have taken down about 60 trees lining the site along Stourport Road as part of the on-going development of the site.

Resident Gary Cull said: “It looks very different now, I can see right across to Hoobrook.

“We are quite excited about the work actually, it is going to be very good for the area and it’s been interesting watching the workers chop the trees down.”

The development, which will include the Hoobrook Link Road, will open up 24 hectares of land on the British Sugar site.

It could create more than 400 jobs and would see the redundant 74-acre site in Kidderminster changed into a residential, employment, leisure and retail area.