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Have your say! Linthouse Lane.Green Belt.

South Staffordshire Local Plan Consultation Response. Regulation 19, 2024
The SSDC has set out its new plans for consultation on their green belt land that they had in the previous consultation plan, and which had been earmarked for housing and described as “in the land North of Linthouse Lane.”
This Local Plan does not include the extensions to the Wolverhampton Areas on Green Belt Land at Linthouse Lane. This land is now excluded from the consultation on their new SSDC Local Plan now going forward.
I intend to respond to the consultation on the new SSDC Local Plan.
I will be supporting the decision on behalf of the three City of Wolverhampton Councillors representing Wednesfield North, following their withdrawal to those original proposals.
I will be emphasising the support of the retention of agriculture, on the land identified and support the amenity value of the public walkways that Criss cross the Green Belt at this location. Comment on the Natural habitat and the richness of the site North of Linthouse Lane in Wild flowers and Wildlife.
I would be very pleased to hear from the residents of Wednesfield North on their views on this type of response. Is it written in a way that you can support?
Please let me have your views as I am keen to enter my response into the Public record, as soon as is possible.

Councillor Phil Bateman on behalf of Councillor Rita Potter and Councillor Mary Bateman.

Mary Bateman Wins Wednesfield North in 2024 City Council Elections!

Great Result Mary!
This is the third election you have fought for Labour in three years here in Wednesfield North. It was a great result winning the seat again for Labour. Winning 65.49% of the vote. Great performance.

Wednesfield North – Declared
Candidate Votes
Labour Party


WILLIAMS Nathaniel Robert
Local Conservatives


Majority 677 votes.

Elected = BATEMAN Mary – Labour Party

Turnout = 26.35%

City of Wolverhampton Labour Party – “Delivering Healthier Lives for Local People”.

Labour election pledges are being delivered to homes across Wednesfield North and the City. Today we highlight the Healthier Lives for Local People part of the manifesto Labour is fighting on in this City.

City of Wolverhampton Labour Party commits itself to delivering Healthier Lives for Local People. We have already delivered NHS Health Checks for residents aged 40 -74 with a £500,000 investment.

We had 28,000 of our residents moving more & eating better with the “Better Health Rewards” pilot we delivered last year. Recipients were provided free fitness trackers & incentives. It proved to be a real success. We also doubled the WV Active membership and invested £1m to provide ‘State of the Art’ gyms at our Leisure centres.
Labour has also provided Free Access to WV Active Centres for young people with a £2m investment as part of our successful Yo! Wolves programme.

Now looking forward to 2024/2025 we are working in partnership with the NHS, and it is Labour’s intention to bring in New innovative digital health checks at your local doctors. We also have a plan to support residents to lose weight, quit smoking, and exercise more.

Through our Public Health team and partnership with the NHS we are planning to give all residents access to potentially lifesaving breast, cervical, and bowel cancer screening. Plus our plans moving forward is to deliver and invest £2.3m into a programme to get people off drugs & alcohol, and supporting them into education training and jobs. Drugs and alcoholism are huge issues for the region and the UK. We hope that this program will go along way to help families caught in the despair of these activities.

Its a fulsome ‘Healthier Lives’ programme for the next year, but we are confident that if we are elected back into control, we can actively work, and deliver our plan for ‘Healthier lives for local people’ which is an exciting programme, and very much part of the overall plan to create a “Thriving City”.

£500m Investment Plan – Building a Thriving City!

Elections are important, and we are looking forward to the 2nd of May here in Wolverhampton.

We have been busy as a Labour led Council, in building for the future. As part of that planning for the future investments of £500m for new apartments, retail and leisure spaces at the designated City Centre West and St Georges part of the City, will be moving forward.
Planning is key to any delivery. and City Centre West has featured heavily in the Wolverhampton Investment Prospectus. It is the largest single regeneration opportunity in the city centre.

The transformation of the west side of the city into a new City Centre West Quarter is set to deliver around 1,000 new homes, along with leisure, retail, and high-quality public spaces.

Its all part of our plan to ‘Build a Thriving City’ which we can all be proud of!

Wednesfield North Ward is no longer dominated by City Council’s Social Housing sector.

Take a look how Wednesfield North Ward profile is changing

The Wednesfield North Housing Profile is –

Private home ownership is 65%

The private rented sector is 11.4%

Socially rented sector is now 22.8%

Ward Profile –

These are the sectors that employ the most people living in Wednesfield North –

Top sector is Education 300

Health 175

Construction 100

Retail 100

Accommodations & Food services 75

Transport & Storage 45

Arts & entertainment 20

Property 20

Business admin & Support 15

Motor trades 15

Information & Communications 10

Manufacturing 10

There are 200 people who live and find work in the Ward.

Most recent numbers that are unemployed -320

Diabetes Prevalence aged 17 and over 8.6% in the Ward Wolverhampton average is 9.2%

Year 6 School children Obese 2017/2018

Ward 26.4% Wolverhampton 28.1% England Average 20.4%

Dementia Prevalence

Wednesfield North Ward 3.3%

Wolverhampton Average 4.6%

Unemployment Claimant Count for February 2024 – 5.1%

the fourth lowest of 20 Wards in City of Wolverhampton.

Wolverhampton unemployment Claimant Count is 7.3%

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Labours Commitment -A New Wolverhampton City Learning Quarter!

Labours 2021 Election Manifesto for the City of Wolverhampton stated that ‘Kids’ would have “No more Cuts in our children’s services, and that we would invest more than £2m to ensure that activities and services will again return to all our communities.” We delivered on that commitment.
The City Labour Group is now going to deliver a new £61m new City Learning Quarter to help 45,000 learners and 7,500 apprentices over the next decade. These are good local initiatives for the City of Wolverhampton, and will do much for education. All of which is part of Our City-Our Plan and will ultimately take our City into another level. Its investments like these that make a fantastic investment, and a difference.
Education is important and it feeds through into jobs as well. Let me explain- Here in Wednesfield North our Ward profile informs that some 300 Wednesfield North residents work in the Education sector. Making it the top sector for jobs in my Ward and there is nothing but to expect that this investment will go on and improve our City wide economy.

Susan Vickers 21st ‘Star’ in Ashmore Park Walk of Stars!

Councillor Phil Bateman MBE said, “Today I am welcoming Susan Vickers, as the 21st ‘Star’ in the Ashmore Park Walk of Stars.

Susan is well qualified to become a Member due to her early years living and being educated here in Ashmore Park. Those early years are encapsulated in her book .

Today Susan delivers inspirational work across the city.

I have known her for many years, and she captures the spirit of being a Walk of Stars member. Susan is a bundle of energy, she wants to improve our city. Already she has done much to inspire young people. Susan fits the role of being a role model and a person who has developed and made a career, from a very difficult start in life.

Take a look in what Susan Vickers is involved with. A good communicator and an accomplished broadcaster, model, entrepreneur, and community champion who has been supporting numerous local festivals, charities, and events.

Her daily broadcasts on international radio reach over 985k people, making her a powerful voice in the world. She uses this platform to discuss and raise awareness about issues that many of us face on a daily basis.

Her books, which have been over 30 years in the writing, is a testament to her resilience and determination.

With the recent cultural revolution, Susan finally feels that the world is a safer place to talk about her struggles with identity, and she is proud to share her story with others.

Councillor Phil Bateman added. “Young people today have many challenges, I hope they will be inspired and to lift their eyes and have faith and a confidence in their own abilities. That they will look forward and dream big about their future. My message to young people in Ashmore Park and Wednesfield is be Inspired, have confidence in yourself. Read and gain confidence by the way all these twenty one members of this Ashmore Park Walk of Stars have achieved a place in society, and are role players, across the huge prism of life.”

Susan’s experiences as an International broadcaster, a model, and a talented communicator have equipped her with a unique perspective that she uses to help others.

She speaks out against social injustices, shines a light on important causes, and supports various charities. Susan’s latest endeavour has been to launch her own Susan Vickers Foundation. Susan’s focus is aimed at the “incredible, adoptees, fostered and care experience people. Stating that the foundation is for you”.

Susan is a powerful force for good, and her work has made a significant impact in the lives of many.

Severn Trent Boundary Box – Rocester Ave Wednesfield. Temporary Closure.

Please find details below regarding the proposed temporary closure of Rocester Avenue, Wednesfield North, Wolverhampton. (A Date for Your Diary)

• Rocester Avenue service road closed between properties 21a & 29.
Access/Egress to frontages maintained.

The closure can be viewed on One.Network via this link –

It is anticipated that the above closure will be in place from 01/04/24 to 03/04/24 to facilitate a boundary box installation by Severn Trent Water.

If you have any concerns or comments, please contact me by 13/03/23, in order to process the advertisement of the Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) accordingly

Two Key Wednesfield North Highways Project for Cabinet Next Week.

Next week the Cabinet will have on its agenda for debate and discussion two items that will affect Wednesfield North residents.

A road safety improvement proposal to spend £50,000 on Linthouse Lane.

Also a £417,000 project to resurface the Amos Lane.

Both schemes have been called for by Wednesfield North Councillors. So its pleasing to see scarce resources being used on these key local highways which are key corridors in our local highway network.