COUNCILLORS are inviting the community to a meeting in Wollescote to discuss a threat to local green belt.

Cradley and Wollescote councillors Gaye Partridge, Richard Body and Tim Crumpton have organised a public meeting to inform residents about the Black Country Core Strategy, which includes the possibility of green belt being used for housing or industry.

The meeting will be at the Miners Institute, Wassell Road, on Tuesday July 23, at 7pm.

Gaye said: “We held a packed meeting a few weeks ago in Cradley and now have this one in Wollescote.

"We have Mick Freer, a local expert on this subject, as a guest speaker.

"The green belt around Wollescote is hugely valued by everyone and we want to ensure all of our residents are fully briefed with as much factual detail as possible.

"We have the room booked for two hours and this is just the first of a series of meetings we intend to hold."

Topics under the microscope will include a submission to develop 1,500 houses on Foxcote Farm on Oldnall Road in Wollescote, which was made in response to The Black Country Plan's call for sites for potential development.

It was one of more than 150 specific sites put forward by land owners.

Gaye said: "There is limited parking in the area and we hope that, weather permitting, most people who are able to do so will walk.

"There is also an enclosed garden area where children can play but please bear in mind that they are the parent or carers' responsibility.

"Finally we all care passionately about the beautiful area we are so lucky to live in and this is a chance for everyone to get involved in keeping our green belt green.

"All details are on our facebook page Cradley and Wollescote Communities Together”