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Existing WMCA investment and programme development


  • WMCA is investing in a range of transport schemes being delivered by TfWM totalling £1.1bn including Active Travel supporting cycling and walking, Sprint Bus networks, new and improved rail stations and Midland Metro tram network.


  • Regional retrofit programme development to outline investment and opportunities to deliver energy efficiency in buildings. WMCA also helped secure £1m funding to support people in fuel poverty.
  • Zero Carbon Homes Charter and Routemap produced to show how the region can deliver zero carbon homes by 2025.


  • Energy Capital board brings together key stakeholders for the region’s energy transition, ensuring it supports green growth and removes barriers at the local level. The board is developing the regulatory and devolution requests to government.

Circular and Green Economy:

  • Circular Economy task-force established Nov 2020 to identify the business and social opportunities by adopting more circular, less wasteful approaches.
  • Developed a Green Innovation Challenge with WM5G & 5PRING Accelerator to support new business solutions to our WM2041 challenges that could make use of 5G.

Natural Capital:

  • WM Virtual Forest website launched to accelerate tree planting with regional stakeholders.
  • £2m WMCA investment to support Wildlife Ways in Solihull.
  • Developed West Midlands National Park concept with Birmingham City University.