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An update on the Black Country Plan

Published 7th October 2022

Leader of Sandwell Council Councillor Kerrie Carmichael said:

“The four Black Country councils have been working together on a joint plan to meet future housing and employment needs to 2039. The Leaders of the four councils are scheduled to meet later this month to discuss this issue and so we are surprised by the statement from the Leader of Dudley Council that they have withdrawn from the Black Country Plan.

“The Government has set challenging targets for new housing in Sandwell so it’s important we progress planning for Sandwell’s future housing and employment needs whilst continuing to listen to the feedback and information that we receive from businesses, residents, investors and other stakeholders.

“We will be carefully considering our options over the coming weeks to ensure the best solution for Sandwell’s residents and businesses and are likely to make a formal decision on the way forward shortly.”