West Midlands Combined Authority and Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council are working together to deliver a new residential community in Friar Park, currently known as Friar Park Urban Village.

The proposed development presents an exciting opportunity for regeneration in the area. It would provide a mix of high-quality homes and open spaces, with new pedestrian, cycle and transport links to the surrounding areas. The site covers approximately 27 hectares (67 acres) making it one of the largest brownfield development sites in the region. 

Since the first phase of public consultation in 2021, significant work has been undertaken to progress a masterplan that sets out how the site could be brought forward in a way that not only provides much needed new homes, but also provides new high-quality green spaces and facilities for existing residents in Friar Park. 

Our second phase of public consultation closed at 9am on Monday 19th December 2022.

During this time, we were seeking your views on the draft masterplan for the site to see that it responds to the local community’s expectations. We thank everyone that took part in the consultation and provided their feedback. We are now carefully reviewing and considering all comments as we finalise the masterplan for the site.

West Midlands Combined Authority and Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council are developing a masterplan which sets out a vision for the future development of Friar Park Urban Village. The draft masterplan provides development and design guidance for a developer(s) once appointed. Enabling them to provide solutions that fully support the aspirations for the site.

View our Phase 2 proposals

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What benefits could the development bring?

  • Around 630 new homes, including around 157 new affordable homes
  • A community park
  • Nature areas
  • New pedestrian and cycle routes
  • Areas of play
  • A village green
  • Over 10 hectares of open space