One of our priorities is to identify land for new homes and employment. This will create jobs and better places to work and live.
We continue to lead the way in the UK in redeveloping brownfield land across our region. In collaboration with our public and private sector partners, our job is to try to remove barriers to make sure land is being used for the public benefit. With the support of our partners we have already brought hundreds of acres of brownfield land back into use, after decades of being unused. As we continue to work closely with government and businesses, we remain one of the national leaders in investing in schemes that build high quality business and housing developments.
We’re looking at what ‘affordable’ means in the housing market. We are making sure buildings are built using innovative construction methods that mean they’re completed quicker and more sustainably. This speeds up moving towards a greener economy and a greater number of zero carbon homes.
We also use our expertise every day to help make sure new homes are built close to public transport services and encourage schemes to employ local people and businesses.
We continue to seek more funding for schemes which support new homes and jobs in environmentally friendly industries as we continue to show what good investment looks like and lead the country by example, and the Deeper Devolution deal outlined by Government has enabled us to further this work.
We bring together people to work on the big challenges for the region. We work with:
- investors and developers such as Lovell Homes on investing in homes and jobs in the region
- the Public Land Taskforce on using public sector land in ways that are better for our communities
- the Town Centre Taskforce on helping our local centres thrive again
- the AMC Taskforce on using new innovations to build sustainable homes
- the Zero Carbon Homes Taskforce on how we help reduce carbon emissions
- the Commercial Property Forum on supporting business needs in the region
Councillor Ian Courts
Leader of Solihull Council
Director of Housing and Regeneration
What we're doing
Redeveloping brownfield land
Investing in towns & cities
Building investment opportunities
Housing and Land programmes
Redeveloping brownfield land
Find out what we're doing to unlock brownfield sites in the region
Town and city centres
Discover how we're investing to transform local communities
Investing with us
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Public Land Charter
Learn how we're improving public spaces
Investment Prospectus 2023
Discover what our region has to offer in 2023
Devolved Housing & Land Funds
Learn about the funding we secure from central government
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