The Portersfield Development Consultation is now CLOSED. Thank you for taking part and helping to shape the future of your borough.
The Portersfield site which is located near the existing bus station with views of the town’s historic castle, could benefit from a multi-million-pound private investment.
Plans could include a significant housing development and improved walking and cycling routes.
A public consultation ran from Wednesday 26 July to Wednesday 20 September 2023 in which local people gave their views on proposals for the development.
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From Wednesday 26 July to Wednesday 20 September 2023, residents were asked to complete a questionnaire to share their views on proposals for the Portersfield Development site in Dudley town centre.
459 people completed the questionnaire and the full results can be viewed below.
The headline results are as follows:
436 questionnaires completed online
13 questionnaires returned by post
10 questionnaires handed in at Dudley library
459 questionnaires completed in total
Q1) Do you support the remodelling of Trindle Road to provide improved facilities for pedestrian and cyclists and to improve connectivity and reduce vehicle speeds?
81.01% (371 people) strongly agreed or agreed
Q2) Do you support improving pedestrian movement across Trindle Road by reducing it to a 20mph zone to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists?
70.46% (322 people) strongly agreed or agreed
Q3) Do you support the proposal to introduce verge planting in the proposed buffer zone between Trindle Road and the cycle path, to enhance public spaces and reduce CO2 levels?
83.88% (385 people) strongly agreed or agreed
Q4) Do you support the Portersfield North proposals to remove vehicle traffic from Portersfield, to create a pedestrian friendly buffer zone (minimum 10m) next to the metro track/stop so that a high-quality arrivals space can be created for the town?
76.42% (350 people) strongly agreed or agreed
Q5) Do you support Portersfield North proposals to bring vacant land back into use at a scale that is sympathetic to the setting of the Grade II listed church of Our Blessed Lady and will preserve the views to and from Dudley Castle?
89.96% (412 people) strongly agreed or agreed
Q6) Do you support the Portersfield South proposal to safeguard Porter Street so it can eventually be reconnected back to Porter Street South and Kates Hill with a new footbridge for use by pedestrians and cyclists?
80.31% (367 people) strongly agreed or agreed
Q7) Do you support the Portersfield South proposal to improve the appearance of the ‘landing point’ from the existing footbridge off Claughton Road North to create a more attractive and welcoming pedestrian route for people coming over Duncan Edwards way from Kates Hill (Wolverton Road and Claughton Road) to the town?
83.22% (382 people) strongly agreed or agreed
Q8) Do you support the Portersfield South proposal for Hall Street to be regenerated back into the gateway street it once was with buildings that are sympathetic to their Conservation Area location, appropriate in scale and detailing with a varied roof and building line and surrounded by improved public spaces?
85.77% (392 people) strongly agreed or agreed
Q9) Do you support the proposal that any new development for Portersfield North and South should respect the existing scale in the town centre and maintain the views and the historic skyline of the key heritage assets with Dudley Castle, the tower of St Edmunds and the Spire of St Thomas Church providing overall dominance?
90.61% (415 people) strongly agreed or agreed
Q10) Do you support the Portersfield South proposal to enhance the buffer planting along the bypass with trees and wildflowers to provide a positive image of Portersfield and the town whilst also helping to reduce noise and CO2 levels?
88.82% (405 people) strongly agreed or agreed
Engagement and marketing
To raise awareness of the consultation and invite people to take part, the following activity was undertaken:
Hard copy questionnaires and supporting documents were hand delivered to properties within a ¼ mile radius of the Portersfield Development site
Ward members were provided with the electronic questionnaire and supporting documents to share with their constituents
All councillors were provided with paper questionnaires and consultation material
The consultation was promoted via our social media accounts (audience of approximately 48,000) and e-bulletins (audience of approximately 9,000)
News releases were issued to local media and coverage was generated in several local news outlets including Black Country Radio and Express and Star
Information was added to the Regenerating Dudley and Dudley Council websites
Key stakeholders were provided with the electronic questionnaire and supporting documents
Consultation sessions were held at Dudley Library and Dudley Town Hall
Alternative formats of the consultation and supporting documents were created and made available online including easy read, large print and audio versions