trials, the Commonwealth Games in 2022 and Coventry City of Culture
Housing and Regeneration
To enable and support the delivery of 215,000 new homes by 2031,
significantly increasing the proportion of affordable housing and driving
new quality and design benchmarks through:
l Setting a strategic investment and delivery strategy for housing and land
(e.g. regional spatial investment and delivery plan) to support the delivery
of at least 215,000 additional new homes by 2031.
l Delivering a pipeline of land for development and investment, unlocking
and accelerating delivery on challenging brownfield sites.
l Increasing the supply of the right homes in the right places for the
region (including affordable and social housing).
l Transforming the quality of development (e.g. through a new regional
l Brokering new funding and investment for development, infrastructure
l Accelerating place-making and regeneration in town centres and beyond
(e.g. through a town centres programme).
Productivity and Skills
To enable and support more people into employment and higher skilled
jobs so that all communities benefit from the region’s economic growth
and businesses can access the skills that they need to grow – through:
l Developing a regional approach that improves the focus and impact of
careers education for young people.
l Improving the provision of mentoring opportunities for young people in
the region – e.g. the Mayor’s Mentors scheme.
l Creation of regional networks of specialist technical education and
training (e.g. Digital Skills Plan).
l Accelerating the take up of good quality apprenticeships across the
region (e.g. £10m levy funding committed to West Midlands apprenticeship