1. Bromsgrove Town Centre and regeneration
Following the appointment of a dedicated town centres manager, we have adopted a strategy for our eight commercial centres across the whole district, recognising each commercial centre has a distinct offer. The government is supporting our strong vision with more than £14m into our regeneration plans.
We are committed to a bright future for the Artrix and our creative sector. It was this Conservative administration that secured more than £600,000 investment into the building, and it will be a future Conservative administration that supports the Holding Trust to deliver a sustainable way forward if we are re-elected to run the council.
3. Housing, affordable housing and the green belt
Although we're committed to preserving the Green Belt, we recognise the importance of helping young people become homeowners. So, we work with the government to make it happen, using a 'brownfield first' approach. However, new developments must be sustainable and have the appropriate infrastructure.
4. Bromsgrove's transport network
We're fully committed to improving our district's road network, buses, and trains, recognising their essential role in our community. This Conservative administration introduced demand-responsive buses in the county, and we're eager to expand this initiative. We remain dedicated to enhancing local transportation infrastructure for the benefit of all residents.
5. The environment
We will deliver a ‘cleaner and greener’ district, and our work is already underway with 50% reduction in the number of fly-tipping incidents and an increase in the number of prosecutions in the system. We will decarbonise the council by 2050, for example including more use of hydrogen in council vehicles.