Defend our Green Space from developers
The land off Wilderness Lane in Great Barr is under threat from developers.
This land, along with land near Tanhouse Avenue, and other land in Great Barr has been designated as NOT SUITABLE FOR HOUSING by Sandwell Council, and is also important for nature conservation. However, it is still under threat as the developers who own the land are calling it for it to be included as a site that could be built on. Although Sandwell Council did not include the site in the Draft Plan published this year (Summer 2021), the developer is expected to ask for it to be included in the final published version of the Black Country Plan next year.
The Government's planning regulations mean that landowners can ask for their sites to be considered for development, and officials or ministers in London could overrule local decisions if the bill goes through as is. Join the campaign to protect these sites from developers. What is needed are measures to ensure that the thousands of previously approved applications are actually built.