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Have your say on proposals to revitalise Wednesbury town centre

We always encourage you – as Sandwell residents and business owners – to take part in consultations affecting the places where we live and work.

Sandwell Council is currently inviting people in Wednesbury to give their views on proposals to revitalise the town centre’s historic conservation area, and improve its walking and cycling infrastructure. Don’t miss your chance to have a say.

The consultation is open now and runs until Tuesday 30 November (2021).

The Wednesbury High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) project proposes:

• Public realm improvements to Market Place, featuring the enlarging of pedestrian space to create a multi-use event space, and high-quality paving materials

• The relocation of the open air market to Market Place and the top of Union Street

• Transportation and highway proposals to be delivered as part of the Active Travel Fund, complementing the HSHAZ project, consisting of walking and cycling infrastructure improvements which aim to improve people’s physical and mental health

• Improvements to the clock tower

• Enhancements to the buildings within the conservation area.

The proposed public realm works will revitalise the town centre, creating a safer and more enjoyable experience for residents and visitors. The ATF transportation and highway proposals seek to improve health, quality of life, the environment, and local productivity.

The project is being led by Sandwell Council in conjunction with Historic England.

You can attend the in-person consultation events:

Wednesbury residents and workers can also take part in the Wednesbury HSHAZ consultation online.

Councillor Iqbal Padda is Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for regeneration and growth. He said: “The contributions of Wednesbury’s residents and workers to the consultation will help create a more attractive environment where people choose to live, work and visit. The proposals will create a positive benefit for people’s physical and mental health, and their wellbeing, and deliver an improved shopping experience for residents and visitors.”

Learn more about Heritage Action Zones at the Historic England website.

See also: Public consultation on the Smethwick to Birmingham Corridor Framework and the Grove Lane Masterplan, which is open until 5pm on Friday 26 November 2021.

 

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