Housing and land use is a key WMCA priority. Our Investment Prospectus sets out up to £10bn in schemes that emphasise the West Midlands as the UK's new growth capital. We have also agreed a £350m Housing Deal with the government.
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 Land Commission identified measures to increase supply of land for housing and employment, helping meet the levels of growth set out in our Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) and now set out in the Land Action Plan.
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has commissioned research to understand what factors are affecting the West Midlands' land supply.