Black Country options issued for discussion

Three Black Country development alternatives were issued for consultation this week.

The document, which forms part of a revision to the West Midlands regional spatial strategy, suggests that a future vision for the area could encompass either an emphasis on growing the four main urban centres of Wolverhampton, Walsall, West Bromwich and Brierley Hill; an emphasis on growth along corridors; or an emphasis on planned dispersal of growth.

To achieve the region's economic and population objectives, an extra 71,000 homes need to be built by 2031, the paper argues. Choices will also need to be made about how to balance growth in the Black Country, it adds.

Choices Consultation Report can be viewed via

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