LOCAL UPDATE: £3.74 million for Black Country Living Museum & Flats proposed on historic Solihull site
The Black Country Living Museum is being given £3.74 million to fund a new development at the site off Tipton Road in Dudley. It will focus on the period between the 1940s and the 1960s. The money is coming from the Government's Cultural Recovery Fund.
The Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Waheed Saleem has announced a further £157k of the Community Initiatives Fund. The money, taken off the streets from criminals will be put into 40 organisations from all across the West Midlands to help support the region's most vulnerable. He said, “The volume of applications for such a wide range of different community projects has shown the best in humanity, and how our communities have pulled together to support one another in such difficult times. Although the vaccine rollout has given us hope for the future, many people in our communities are struggling with the impact of the pandemic which is why I am so pleased that we are continuing to fund projects through the Community Initiatives Fund.”
Finally, parts of a centuries-old estate in Solihull could be converted into apartments. There are proposals to turn The Coach House at Castle Bromwich Hall into a 16-flat housing scheme that would be sensitive to the building's history. Solihull Council is now considering the application.
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