The region only has a certain amount of land available yet its large and ever-increasing population needs to be housed both now and in the future. That’s why housing and land use is a key WMCA priority.
The West Midlands has a large and ever-increasing population which needs to be properly housed and we need to make more land available for businesses setting up in the region - businesses that will bring high quality jobs for local people.
Planning authorities face a major challenge in meeting existing levels of housing demand with many sites difficult to develop because of their size and condition. The current shape and business model of the house building sector can also create challenges.
The research and analysis of the West Midlands Combined Authority's Land Commission has helped identify measures that could increase the supply of land for housing and employment, helping to meet the levels of growth set out in our Strategic Economic Plan (SEP).
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has commissioned research to understand what factors are affecting the West Midlands' land supply.