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Planning bosses have welcomed news that there is clarity about the number of new dwellings to be provided across Bromsgrove District.  

Bromsgrove District Council could see a minimum housing target of at least 370 homes after the Government published the first responses to its white paper.

The paper, called ‘Planning for the Future’, was published in August alongside a consultation on changes to the current planning system and the first responses to these are now being announced.

Under new proposals an even greater emphasis has been placed on the 20 largest English cities to deliver more housing growth within their own areas on brownfield land.

For Bromsgrove this is likely to mean a minimum housing target in the region of 370 new houses a year will remain, as opposed to the higher targets previously implied.

Cllr Adam Kent Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Planning and Regeneration said: “The Council is committed to providing the affordable houses and jobs that are needed across the District. This timely announcement from government begins to give us the clarity we sought in our response to these consultations. We will continue preparing a new local plan, releasing much needed land for housing and employment, providing housing and jobs that current and future generations of Bromsgrove residents will need.”

The White paper and the responses can be found here.