Have your say on the future of the Black Country

by danielbarker on 7 August, 2017

A consultation is currently ongoing to give people the chance to help shape the future development of the Black Country.

Residents living in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton have until 8 September to have their say on how the Black Country Core Strategy should be updated.

The Core Strategy is a planning document which will map out development across the four authorities from now until 2036, including where new homes should be built.

The consultation document says nearly 80,000 new homes need to be built in the Black Country before 2036 and that sites have already been earmarked for around 60,000. Therefore new plots of land need to be found for nearly 22,000 properties as the population and economy of the area continues to grow.

There is also a need to find 300 hectares of new land for industries and businesses in order to create new jobs.

As part of the consultation, there is a “Call for Sites” where people can put forward areas of land they feel may be suitable for development.

The information from the consultation will be collated and used to produce a proposed review document, which will again go out to consultation next year.

You can find out more about the consultation and take part at blackcountrycorestrategy.dudley.gov.uk. Paper copies of the Issues and Options document and the questionnaire are available at our libraries.

If you have any questions or can help promote the consultation please get in contact with the Planning Policy Team – planningpolicy@walsall.gov.uk or 01922 658020.

Simon Neilson
Executive Director, Economy & Environment
Walsall Council
Civic Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall. WS1 1TP
Email: simon.neilson@walsall.gov.uk
Telephone: 01922 652004
Fax: 01922 615737
http://www.walsall.gov.uk/

Content published and promoted by Roy Sheward on behalf of Dan Barker (Liberal Democrats) all at 144 Redhouse Lane, Walsall, WS5 0DB

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