Protect Biodiversity of Wilderness Lane from Developers

137 of 150 signatures

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.

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We the undersigned call on Sandwell Council to protect the biodiversity of our green space, such as the land off Wilderness Lane, Tanhouse Avenue, and Sandwell Valley, and exclude them from development zones. We also urge the Council and the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to resist pressure to make green belt land available for development.
We will include your name and postcode when submitting the petition to Sandwell Council and the Secretary of State.