Westfield Development Director, Neil Huntington, commented at the November meeting of Brierley Hill Township Partnership that Westfield is eager to press on with its plans to expand the Merry Hill Shopping Centre.
Proposals have been delayed whilst the Brierley Hill Area Action Plan has been put in place and the economic downturn has meant the development climate has been difficult.
Mr Huntington reassured the meeting that Westfield remain committed to the area and now wish to start developing the plans for the expansion of the centre which will lead to the creation of thousands of new jobs. There is a long lead in process and it is important that a strong start is made.
Westfield and DMBC will now meet through their joint ‘Progress Group’’ to discuss the development of the plans.