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Celebrations after campaign to remove green belt land from Wombourne development plan

District councillors are celebrating after the removal of a key green belt site in the centre of Wombourne from the local plan for South Staffordshire.

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Parish and district councillors from Wombourne in front of the old showground which makes up part of the Smallbrook Farm site which has potentially been saved from development for housing

The land at Smallbrook Farm was previously included in development proposals for over 200 houses in the 2022 Publication Plan, a previous draft of the plan.

The present proposals were discussed at a full South Staffordshire Council meeting on Tuesday where the contribution for over 4,000 dwellings under the duty to co-operate with neighbouring authorities was significantly changed.

It has seen the land at the farm, in Smallbrook Lane, removed from the plan.