Land for new businesses and homes

land commission wmca

Sandwell has many sites available to build new homes and businesses.

We need the backing of the Combined Authority to unlock this land for development – especially land contaminated by old industry or blighted by derelict buildings or mineshafts.

The CA’s £200 million Land Reclamation Fund can help us get these sites ready for development – reducing costs and risks to developers.

This will boost economic growth in the heart of the West Midlands region and transform the area for future generations.

Here are some of the areas we want to develop:

  • Sites in Smethwick including potential for hundreds of homes near the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital in the Grove Lane/Cranford Street area, plus regenerating parts of North Smethwick
  • The area around Bescot Rail Yard and Friar Park – creating a road to rail freight interchange and a rail-related manufacturing facility along with hundreds of new homes
  • Continuing to regenerate West Bromwich – building more town centre homes, attracting more businesses, supporting industry, creating better paid jobs, a nighttime economy and encouraging visitors