Stourbridge MP Suzanne Webb said today residents need to get involved with the Black Country Plan on the day the consultation on the draft proposals for future housing in the area went live.
The plan has earmarked two ‘greenfield’ sites in the constituency to build 205 homes over the next 15 years.
They are: grazing land at Wollaston Farm, which is earmarked for 90 homes and the land adjacent to Worcester Lane in Pedmore where 115 homes are being considered.
“Building 205 houses on our green belt will make little real difference to the overall housing need, but would make a real difference to our communities by ripping out green spaces,” said Suzanne.
“It is vital residents have a say on this draft plan and we do not allow this land to be concreted over for housing estates.”
Suzanne added: “I have campaigned on this for years and my commitment to a brownfield first development policy remains.
“Difficult decisions will always have to be made but there is no point releasing this land for development. It serves little purpose to the greater housing need.
"Taking part in the consultation does need some perseverance but it is worth the effort to make the council aware of local views."