Margot has been working with local residents to secure the development of the run-down and derelict area around Colley Gate in Cradley. After visiting the area with local residents, and seeing first-hand the number of properties that have fallen into disrepair, Margot has been lobbying the Council to use its existing legal powers to help regenerate the area.
The Cradley Action Group, an assembly of local residents, has worked tirelessly to clean up the area and secure investors to rejuvenate the run-down properties. As well as joining the group on their litter picks and other community action events, Margot has met with Dudley Council to try and persuade them to sell council-owned land to local developers. As a result of continuous community pressure, the Council agreed to sell the land, and have identified an investor and partner to help develop the area.
The chosen partners are now drawing up exciting new plans for the area that will see a major improvement to the look and appearance of Colley Gate. Once the plans have been finalised and approved, the Council will exercise their powers to purchase additional derelict buildings, enabling the development.