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  • Writer's pictureRegenerating Dudley

Regeneration scheme promises bright future for Dudley borough

Dudley Council’s cabinet will review a timetable for future regeneration plans for Dudley borough when it meets later this month.

The Local Development Scheme (LDS), which identifies the timescales for several Dudley borough regeneration proposals, has been put forward to take the borough from 2020 to 2024.

Projects for delivery over the next four years that are covered in the LDS include the Black Country Plan, Brierley Hill and supplementary planning guidance for new housing and Lye.

The Black Country Plan is produced in collaboration between the four local authorities in the area and sets out a vision for the area up to 2039. It aims to identify areas for new housing, employment and leisure and seeks to identify required infrastructure to enhance local economy and provide housing for future generations.

Each plan stages for public consultation and these are identified in the LDS timetable. It is hoped the public will take the opportunity to help shape plans, which will ultimately shape borough and its surrounding regions for the next two decades.

Councillor Ian Kettle, cabinet member for economic regeneration and enterprise, said:

"We are seeing a transformation in Dudley town centre and when cabinet meets we will discuss the Local Development Scheme.

"This identifies the plans we will be developing and when residents and businesses can get involving in the decision-making process.

"The plans aim to rejuvenate the borough and specific areas such as such as Lye and Brierley Hill and involvement from people in our borough will be crucial."



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