Skip to main content


Filter by month:
Black Country Call for built environment experts. Join the Black Country Garden City Panel

The Black Country Garden City is an ambitious initiative to increase the quantity and raise the quality of new housing in the Black Country.

The Black Country LEP is seeking built environment experts to join an expert panel for its Black Country Garden City programme. People with a wide range of skills and experience are needed including architecture (particularly housing design), landscape architecture, ecology, urban design, planning, engineering, highways and street design, public health and sustainability. A connection to, and/or enthusiasm for, the Black Country will be an advantage.

Promoted by the Black Country LEP and supported by the four local authorities of City of Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall as well as housebuilders in the private and social sectors, it envisages the Black Country as a new type of 21st century garden city, based on the transformation of an existing urban area, rather than a new settlement in the countryside.

Dr Chris Handy OBE LLM BC LEP Board Member and Chair of the Expert panel said, "The Garden City Panel is a key way in which we can support developers and builders in adopting principles which, in their scheme designs will help transform the Black Country. We’re looking to help with stronger visual impact, connectivity with open spaces and environmental assets and connections to public transport systems. Working with a wide variety of experts across the environment and housing sectors, we have identified ideas which needn’t cost more but can make so much difference to the quality of completed schemes. We have been greatly encouraged to expand and formalise this project by house builders and land owners from both the private and public sector. If you are interested in our project. Please do get in touch with us."

Recruitment resources

Black Country Garden City Call for Panel Members August 2017

Black Country Garden City Panel Recruitment Pack August 2017

How to apply

For an application pack please contact or call 01634 401166.

The deadline for applications is 4th September 2017.

Latest News

Go to news page
High streets to benefit from £62 million heritage boost
New funding will bring old buildings back into use and turn them into offices, housing and creative spaces.
New £2 million local fund announced at West Midlands’ first Cycling Summit
A £2 million fund has been launched to help communities make their streets safer and encourage more cycling and walking.
Pitchfest 2019 Now Open: Refer a Business!
Boost your business’ profile and increase your chances of winning investment through Pitchfest 2019.

Sign up to receive updates: