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Consultation on future land use

People can have their say on plans for the future use of land across Dudley borough to boost housing and employment.

Dudley Council bosses have already vowed to protect greenbelt land from developers as part of Dudley’s Local Plan but people are now being asked for their views.
The consultation will run from November 10 to December 22 and feedback will be used to develop the next phase of the plan which will guide future developments in the borough.
It will include residents, businesses, elected members and developers.
Councillor Patrick Harley, leader of Dudley Council, said:

We have made our intention very clear, that we will have an urban-led strategy that will use our brownfield sites.
But local people are central to this plan and we want to hear what they have to say about these proposals. We have demonstrated time after time that we listen to local people and that is never more important with how their borough should be developed in the future.

The plan states that Dudley can meet the majority of its housing need in urban areas and on brownfield sites. It concludes “exceptional circumstances are not triggered to justify green belt release for new housing development”.
In addition, it pledges to allocate Corbett Meadow – which had been subject to a planning application for a large housing development – as a Local Greenspace designation to protect it for future generations.
Five brownfield sites have been identified as “priority” for housing and are expected to deliver nearly 2,000 of the 11,954 homes needed by 2041.
There are two sites in Brierley Hill, with 300 homes earmarked for Daniels Land/The Embankment and 600 on land at Waterfront Way/Level Street.
In Dudley town centre, 120 homes are proposed for King Street/Flood Street and 280 for the Portersfield site on Trindle Road/Hall Street.
A further 650 homes are planned for the Ketley Quarry site in Kingswinford.
People can have their say on the plan online at 
There are also copies of the draft plan at Dudley Council Plus building in Castle Street, the Council House in Priory Road, as well as libraries across the borough.
A series of drop-in events have been organised between November 15 and 30, full details are available online.
People can also get help and support by emailing or calling 01384 814136.
Feedback from the consultation will be published in the autumn next year.


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Notes to editors

People can have their say on the plan online at