You know we have a great City here in Wolverhampton. I think it often takes some unfair criticism. Today I had a visitor from ‘out of city’ with me. He commented very favourably on Wolverhampton.
Of course more can be done and you can always make improvements. The City Council is currently planning to add 10,000 new homes. This is important for our future prosperity. Home’s are a key requirement for our population, not only will they provide jobs in the building phase, but they will add to the income the city can accrue through tax and residents spending.
There is some 60 Hectares of land available for commercial development in Wolverhampton, and the City Council is doing all that it can to attract investment monies into the City.
Yes we have much to be proud of, 23,000 Wolverhampton University students are studying here. Plus 77% of Wolverhampton schools have an ‘excellent or outstanding’ rating, in total some half a billion £’s have been invested in new schools and University buildings. This sort of commitment will hold us in good stead going into the future.
Looking locally in Wednesfield North, I am proud to say that over the last few years, the city Council has been releasing small packages of land that have been redundant for decades for building purposes. Now we have seen private homes built on redundant sites like on Hodson Close, Parker Road, The Linthouse Inn ex Pub site, and that has improved our Ward. Bringing new homes and new residents. Now a bigger site is being planned for release on the site of the former Danesmore Park School.