Published: 6th Mar 2020

The West Midland Combined Authority (WMCA) has given the go-ahead to the demolition of a car park in West Bromwich which will be replaced with new homes and retail and leisure facilities.  The 1970’s Queens Square car park closed to the public last year, and yesterday (March 5), the council gave the go-ahead for it to be demolished. The combined authority has worked with Sandwell council to help cover demolition costs. The WMCA has said they’re backing developments on brownfield land to bring unused and run-down areas back to life, the focus is on projects that will create job opportunities and provide affordable homes for local people. West Bromwich is one of five town centres across the West Midlands that will benefit from priority funding regeneration schemes. In July 2019, the WMCA set up a regional town centre task force to work with local councils to move forward the redevelopment … (To read the full article, subscribe below)