Since Marco Longhi MP became the Member of Parliament for Dudley North, he has pushed the Government for direct investment into the town centre which has resulted in £25 million being allocated.
The Towns Board that administers regeneration plans for town have released their first consultation exercise to hear the views of residents about the proposed regeneration plans for the Castle Hill area.
Marco Longhi MP said “I really want to help bring real change to Dudley, so I am delighted with the £25 million allocated by the Government.
“For us to get this right, we need feedback from the local community – we must be open to new ideas and ensure whatever project is agreed benefits the whole community. I want to make it clear that there are several proposals for the Castle Hill area, but this is the gateway into Dudley so we must get it right.
“I invite everyone to get involved as this huge investment has the potential to leave a really positive legacy for future generations.
“We have already seen shovels in the ground for the new metro, new leisure centre and Institute of Technology – these regeneration plans must be complimentary.
“We should rule nothing out and be led by the needs and wants of the community”
“I have submitted a parliamentary question to the Communities Secretary to highlight the importance of widespread and meaningful consultation for the regeneration plans.
Written parliamentary question
To ask the Communities Secretary, there has been significant investment in Dudley and with the £25m Towns Fund allocation does he agree that (a) now is the time to redevelop the town centre of the capital of the Black Country (b) he will ensure the widest possible consultation is carried out so that local people help decide what is right for their town?