As you may know, we are strongly opposed to the proposed development at Majors Fold. Some of you may have attended the residents' meeting a number of months ago. At the meeting, together with residents, we established a plan to register with the Council our opposition on valid planning criteria.
Council planning officers still prepared a report for the planning committee recommending approval; this was always a risk given that the land was found to be 'green field' and not green belt status.
However, we prepared a strong representation that was made by CIr Challenor at the committee. As a result, the planning committee deferred the decision after making a site visit.
We want to assure all residents that we will do the best within our capacity to support local residents and make sure this proposal is not approved.
We will reach out to you when the Planning Committee meeting will take place and will encourage residents to attend the meeting in the audience if possible.
Our approach has always been "brownfield first." There are ample brownfield sites available in Dudley Borough, consequently there is no need for our green spaces to be used for housing.
Express your objection by https://tinyurl.com/mwukvm5w