Inspector & inquiry details announced
On 30 October 2018 the Secretary of State for Transport announced that an inquiry into the application for the Midland Metro (Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Land Acquisition) Order would be held. The Promoter (or Applicant) is the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).
This Order contains provisions for the compulsory acquisition and temporary use of land for the works authorised by the 2005 Order - Midland Metro (Wednesbury to Brierley Hill and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2005. This is because the original powers of compulsory acquisition under that Order expired in 2010.
John Felgate BA MA MRTPI, an independent Government Inspector, has been appointed to conduct the inquiry. The Inspector will be assisted by Melanie Owen-Roberts, an independent Programme Officer.
Inquiry date & venue
The inquiry is scheduled to commence on Tuesday 19 March 2019 at the Village Hotel, Dudley. A programme will be drawn up nearer the time. A Pre-Inquiry Meeting will not be held. The Inspector will circulate a Pre-Inquiry Note giving further details about the inquiry process in due course.
Objections & supporting letters
24 objections and 4 letters of support were received in respect of the WBHE Order. 12 objections have since been withdrawn.
Schedule of objections and supports showing withdrawals (as at 2 January 2019)
Updates and further information for the inquiry will be posted here as they become available.
For more information about the route itself visit Midland Metro Alliance.