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West Midlands National Park Lab

Black Country Urban Park

WMNP Lab Director, Prof. Kathryn Moore, consulting for Lovejoy led the ‘Broadening Horizons’ project for the Black Country Consortium (BCC). This strategic plan re- imagined the whole Black Country as an ‘Urban Park’ and was subsequently adopted by the Black Country’s four local authorities as part of their shared statutory development plan: the ‘Black Country Core Strategy’.

Chief Executive of the BCC said “as a consequence of this strategic plan, the Black Country is unique among Local Enterprise Partnerships in having a unified, endorsed Core Strategy” with a “deeply integrated approach to transformation between and across the four metropolitan authorities of the Black Country”.