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WMCA Public Land Charter

A clear statement of the region’s strong ambition to be at the vanguard of new and different approaches to public land

The West Midlands Public Land Charter has been produced by the WMCA under the leadership of its Housing & Land Delivery Board and its industry-led Public Land Taskforce. The Charter aims to bring forward land and opportunities for development and regeneration in the region at a size and scale not previously seen and do so in a way which unlocks wider benefits, outcomes and impact.

Laid out over 10 principles, the Public Land Charter aims to:

  • Deliver at pace and scale
  • Secure new public funding and support
  • Identify and deliver new and innovative disposal and redevelopment approaches
  • Release more land for development and regeneration
  • Attract private sector investment and support

Much of the public land in the West Midlands, which covers a significant area and totals over 5,713 hectares, is vacant or not used to its full potential. Many sites suffer from contamination, low property values and a lack of enabling infrastructure. The Charter aims to ensure expertise, support, funding, advice and experience across the region are brought together to overcome these barriers in a targeted way.