Agenda and decisions

Venue: Room 116, West Midlands Combined Authority, 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham. B19 3SD

Contact: Tanya Patel, Governance Services Officer 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence

Presented By: Chair


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Jayne Francis (Birmingham), Councillor David Welsh (Coventry) and Councillor David Wright (North Warwickshire).


Minutes - 10 October 2023 pdf icon PDF 130 KB

Presented By: Chair


Agreed as a correct record.


Homes for the Future (Final Consideration) pdf icon PDF 207 KB

Presented By: Mia Higgins / Leo Pollak

Additional documents:


(1)      The progress of the work to date to develop the Homes for the Future programme for the West Midlands, and wide-ranging input from the Future Homes Taskforce and local authority partners across the region amongst relevant stakeholders, be noted.


(2)      The board’s comments of the final draft of the Homes for Future Strategy be noted.


(3)      Feedback provided from the Homes for Future event be noted.


(4)      The official release of the WMCA’s Homes for Future proposals be endorsed.


(5)      The release of the Government’s Future Homes Standard Consultation be noted.


(6)      The progress on the work to date on the Homes for the Future Communications Strategy and Implementation Plan be noted.


(7)      The WMCA’s response to the Government’s ‘The Future Homes and Buildings Standards: 2023 Consultation: Approved Document L – Conservation of Fuel and Power and Minimisation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Volume 2: Buildings Other than Dwellings’ which considered the standard in relation to non-domestic dwellings be noted.


Plan for Growth / Employment Land Update pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Presented By: John English / Leo Pollak


(1)      The work relating to the employment land agenda, specifically the activity of the working group and alignment of the West Midlands Plan for Growth, be noted.


(2)      The board’s comments on how the WMCA could add value to the agenda around employment land so as to align with the priorities in the Plan for Growth be noted.


Place Pilots Programme: Update pdf icon PDF 168 KB

Presented By: Ruby Gill / Nigel Ford


(1)      The latest work undertaken in collaboration with the Cabinet Office and the Local Government Association to continue to deliver the Government’s Place Pilots programme in the West Midlands be noted.


(2)      The current direction of travel with regard to delivery of the Place Pilots programme be noted and endorsed.


(3)      The potential of the programme to support regional ambitions for public land in line with WMCA’s Public Land Charter be noted.


(4)      The continued engagement with the Cabinet Office and the Local Government Association to deliver the Place Pilots programme be endorsed.


Affordable Housing Update

Presented By: Rob Lamond


The update be noted.


Housing & Land Fund Update

Presented By: Rob Lammond


The update be noted.


Date of Next Meeting

Presented By: Chair


Wednesday 13 March 2024 at 10.00am.