In response to the announcement today by Dudley Council regarding the Black Country Plan
In response to the announcement today by Dudley Council regarding the Black Country Plan.
“ I am surprised by the unilateral action that Dudley Council has taken today. Together with Dudley and our other neighbours across the Black Country we have been working hard to find a way forward to plan for our future development needs. We are facing major challenges to meet the Government’s target to build 76,000 new homes across the four boroughs by 2039. Working together we have heard the views of more than 20,000 people and at every stage we have come together as 4 councils to plan for the future, observing statutory processes throughout. Dudley’s unexpected and unilateral action today goes against our agreed, collaborative approach. We will take time to consider our options in light of their decision; I commit today to bring a report to a future cabinet meeting to set this out clearly for our residents and businesses. “