Local campaigners bid to build new land mass in Brierley Hill

An artists impression of the hill which could be built in Brierley Hill.

A group of local campaigners are launching a project which aims to build a physical hill on the outskirts of Brierley Hill as a new tourist attraction.

Whilst a final location is yet to be confirmed, plans are being drawn up to create the faux-mound of earth which would open alongside other amenities in 2027.

Initially the attraction would be a simple walking experience but the group hope it could evolve to become a large urban wind-farm in years to come, generating enough electricity to power the lights at the top of Merry Hill.

The work is being coordinated by former teacher, Joan Jennings who feels it’s a worthwhile venture which will attract large swathes of visitors to the town. She said:

”It seems silly not to capitalise on the name of the town and build an actual hill. It’ll be great for climbers as well as thrill-seekers and children who want a new experience.

“We’d love to venture further afield and work to build a bridge in Stourbridge or some grassland in Cradley Heath. The possibilities are endless!”

Anyone wishing to find out more will be able to do so at a public forum in the town later this month.


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