Black Country Garden City
The Black Country LEP, along with the four Black Country local authorities and the Homes & Communities Agency are working together to create a new 21st Century Garden City in the centre of England, which will connect into existing communities and infrastructure.
Within the region there is a significant number of high quality investment opportunities that can be offered to developers and other organisations.
This Garden City vision will utilise existing green, cultural and economic assets to develop attractive places where people want to live, transforming the reality and perception of the Black Country. There is an opportunity to lever £6 billion of investment and deliver 45,000 new homes over the next 10 years, by intelligently applying the garden city principles:
- Well connected communities by car, public transport, cycling and walking
- Green streets and easy access to green space (see film below)
- Mixed use, mixed tenure and mixed density attractive neighbourhoods
- Chances for engaging the local community
- Space for enterprise and creative industries to flourish
The Black Country is an attractive location for businesses to succeed. Our highly skilled workforce in precision engineering, automotive, aerospace and construction technologies ensure that products made in the Black Country are sold around the world.
The Black Country Garden City is an important step on our transformation journey.
To read more about our aspirations, click on the download below, for our Garden City Prospectus:
Black Country Garden City Assessment Panel Recruitment - August 2017
Help us build the Black Country Garden City - join the assessment panel. View this web page for application details.
Learn more about the Black Country Garden City in the following film:
Picture caption: example of low carbon timber houses.
Discover the green spaces of Wolverhampton with environmental consultant and TV Presenter Chris Baines in the following film:
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