There’s still time for the community to give their views on plans for former Brandhall Golf Course
Published 19th November 2021
Local people still have time to take part in the public consultation on future plans for the former Brandhall Golf Course in Oldbury.
The consultation runs until 28 November and enables people living and working in the Brandhall area to give their views on what they would like to see at the site, and to choose from four detailed options of how Brandhall Village could be designed.
Following the closure of the golf course in 2020, a masterplan for the site is now being developed in consultation with the local community.
Brandhall Village could provide a large new public park – the first new park in Sandwell’s 47-year history – together with a range of amenities, space for a new replacement school for Causeway Green Primary School, new high-quality homes including affordable homes, pedestrian and cycle links and dedicated areas for wildlife.
Sandwell has a ‘brownfield first’ policy for development but even using all brownfield sites available will leave a significant shortfall in how many new homes the government has calculated Sandwell will need by 2039. Brandhall Village provides an opportunity to improve housing options in the area.
The main benefits of Brandhall Village for the local community are:
• Delivering much-needed homes
• Creating significant new public open space
• Ensuring education provision – through the new school
• Creating new routes that promote active travel
• Enhancing habitats for wildlife.
Councillor Iqbal Padda, cabinet member for regeneration and growth, said: “I want to thank everyone who has already taken the time to contribute to the Brandhall Village consultation. The two well-attended consultation events at Brandhall Library, and online engagements, have provided valuable inputs that will help us with the masterplan.”
Councillor Maria Crompton, Sandwell Council’s Deputy Leader, said: “We are still keen to hear residents’ views, and the remaining days of the consultation provide the local community with further opportunities to influence key aspects of the masterplan.”
Take part in the consultation and to read answers to some frequently asked questions on the council’s website (the text takes you to a web link). A virtual Consultation Room is available via a link on that webpage.
Consultation material will also be available at Brandhall Library, Bleakhouse Library and Langley Library until the end of the consultation period during library opening hours (the text takes you to a web link). If you go into one of the libraries to view materials, please speak to a member of staff, who will be able to help you.