A CAMPAIGN group based in Kingswinford and Wall Heath has organised a public meeting on Thursday, September 16 to generate responses against green belt housing.

Two plots of land in the area have been earmarked for development in the draft Black Country Plan: 533 homes on land at Swindon Road and Lodge Lane in Wall Heath and 330 homes on land south of Holbeache Lane and Wolverhampton Road in Kingswinford.

This has prompted two campaign groups; Wall Heath as One and Friends of Rigehill Woods to merge and form Wall Heath and Kingswinford Green belt and hold a public meeting to discuss concerns of future housing.

Mike Wood, MP for Dudley South was set to hold a meeting at Summerhill School at 7pm on Thursday, September 16 but this was postponed to September 27 due to a double booking at the school.

However, the group felt this was too close to the looming consultation deadline of October 11 and took it upon themselves to rearrange the venue.

The meeting is now to be held at Dudley Kingsiwnford Rugby club at 7:30pm.

Kingswinford North and Wall Heath councillors Shaz Saleem and Ed Lawrence, MP Mike Wood and Dudley Council leader Patrick Harley are set to be on hand to answer resident’s questions and raise any issues about the Black Country plan.

Louise Vale, member of Wall Heath and Kingswinford Green belt is urging people to attend the meeting to find out about the developments and respond to the consultation.

She said: “We need a significant number of objections in the comment section of the consultation.

“We didn’t want this meeting to be delayed as it is so important.

“We have had confirmation from the planning team that we can create a group response to submit alongside individual comments.

“We are also due the South Staffordshire Plan in the next couple weeks which could add more housing to the area.”