Having secured £20m to transform Willenhall, I was delighted that Walsall Council has submitted a planning application to redevelop five patches of land and build 58 houses, 48 flats along with new areas of public open space and junction improvements in the area.
In January this year, it was confirmed that £20m Levelling Up Fund bid was successful. The development of Willenhall will be accelerated by this grant, which will play a key role in unlocking a £210 million regeneration plan, enabling the delivery of new homes, parks, and a railway station.
The Moat Street/Villiers Street scheme is the first phase of a wider housing-led programme to enable the delivery of over 500 new homes in the Framework Plan area. The £20m funding will enable the delivery of approximately 106 new high-quality homes, including new affordable homes, family-focused housing and an improve the surrounding area.
The decision for this outline planning application will be made by planning officers in July and I will keep you updated as further progress is made!