Published: 21st Dec 2020

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has been awarded more than £51m to regenerate sites in the region, including the former MG Rover plant at Longbridge. A total of £24m from the government’s £40m National Brownfield Housing Fund has been won by the WMCA as part of a competition involving eight of the nation’s combined authorities. The government has also confirmed that the region’s strong performance over recent months in delivering new homes and jobs both at scale and pace meant it was handing over a further £27m from the Land Fund agreed in the region’s landmark 2018 Housing Deal. ‘That we’ve managed to secure more than half of the National Brownfield Housing Fund that was designed to be for eight combined authorities across the country shows the strength of our bid, our excellent delivery record, and our expertise in unlocking challenging sites,’ said West Midlands mayor, Andy Street. ‘The … (To read the full article, subscribe below)