Hours Left to save Black Country Green Belt

Dudley South MP Mike Wood with Tracey and Andrew from Wallheath As One at Holbeache.

Dudley South MP, Mike Wood is urging people to take action against plans to build near a thousand homes in the Black Country Green Belt.

The Black Country Plan outlines potential future developments across the Black Country and consultation is being undertaken by the four Black Country councils; Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

The plan proposes building 533 houses on the Kingswinford Triangle and 330 houses at Holbeache. Mr Wood has been fighting the plan with local action groups and councillors - and so far they have received over 6,000 signatures collectively. Mike said:

"Our precious local green belt is under threat, and we have just hours left to save it. If these 870 homes go ahead as planned, they will destroy our green belt, ruin our wildlife, and add unacceptable pressure to our schools, roads and GPs.

"We do need to build more homes, but they need to be in the right area - we must start with rejuvenating unused land, old factories and industrial sites.

"Our green belt is the lungs of the Black Country - if we lose it, it’s gone for good."

The public consultation on the Black Country Plan closes today at 5pm. To have your say visit blackcountryplan.dudley.gov.uk.

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