Plans move forward for Black Country Living Museum expansion

By Jamie Brassington | Entertainment | Published:

Ambitious plans to expand the Black Country Living Museum with a 1940s to 60s village have moved forward with the submission of a planning application.

Crowds arrive for the evening of light and sound at the Black Country Living Museum

The museum is seeking to install new buildings, structures, a tramway extension and an access road as part of the project.

The Tipton Road-based attraction wants to have a new period of history that visitors can enjoy.

Dudley Council has received the planning application and it will now go before bosses who will make a decision whether to approve them or not.

The move was welcomed by ward councillor Alan Finch, who said: "I welcome this 100 per cent.

"It is a fantastic project. The Black Country Living Museum is the hub of Dudley, so anything that will improve it is much welcomed."

Jamie Brassington

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