As one of the key regeneration areas in the West Midlands Brierley Hill is expected to provide over 3,000 new homes, an increase in shopping facilites and 250 thousand square metres of new offices. Transport improvements are also planned.
Already new buildings have been constructed: the £25 million new Health and Social Care Centre, the Merry Hill £24 million food court ‘Eat Central, and the new Brierley Hill Creative Industries Campus for Stourbridge College. Improvements to transport are already underway with the completion of the £28 million Venture Way.
But it as old Brierley Hill, Merry Hill and the Waterfront are linked together it is important that the town looks and feels good, and there is a real positive sense of identity for residents and visitors.
One way of achieving this is to set out expectations that develpers will have to meet when designing new buildings. This is done througha ‘Supplementary Planning Document’ and Dudley Council is seeking views on what this should contain now.
You can read the document and questionnaire below and have your say by 18th October 2010. Enquiries should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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