Housing and West Midlands Devolution - CEO Forum hosted by Wates Living Space - Walsall19 January 2016
The Combined Authority proposed for the West Midlands will bring the seven West Midlands Metropolitan local authorities together with the aim of increasing economic output and setting service delivery to reflect priorities at a local level.
Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) for the area are in the process of preparing amalgamated plans for jobs and growth into a Super Strategic Economic Plan (SSEP).
The future Combined Authority could form a consortium or could create a direct delivery authority and may offer some benefits to non-constituent bodies who are not constituent members of the Combined Authority.
The Combined Authority is due to be formally created in April/May of this year. The Housing Forum met at this key stage to assess the opportunities for housing growth, land assembly and new models of direct delivery to meet the growing need for housing across all tenures.