MAJOR plans have been announced to redevelop Halesowen including a new college campus.

As part of Dudley Council’s £20 million levelling-up bid to the government, the Pool Road multi-storey car park could be demolished, and a new state-of-the-art college campus could be built.

If the bid is successful there will also be additional car parking in the town, better cycling lanes and other transport links and a new entrance for the Cornbow Hall.

There will be improvements to the look of the town with planting and work to open pockets of the town centre.

Councillor Simon Phipps, cabinet member for regeneration and enterprise, said:” This is another significant investment in one of our town centres which will add to the one billion pounds of regeneration already underway elsewhere in the borough.

“We are talking about improving education facilities in the town in line with our commitment as a child-friendly borough and supporting people to find alternative ways of travelling to the town centre by improving cycling links.

“Of course, with the loss of the multi-storey car park, we will be looking at replacing those car parking spaces to make sure people can arrive by car if they need to.

“I am really excited to be working with key groups in the town to make this project happen which will really enhance this town.”

The council has been working with key partners in the scheme including Halesowen College, Halesowen Business Improvement District and MP James Morris.

The bid will be submitted to the government in July with successful bids announced in the Autumn.