Wednesbury-Brierley Hill

Documents relating to the proposed Midland Metro (Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Land Acquisition) Order can be viewed on this page whilst historic documents relating to the Midland Metro (Wednesbury to Brierley Hill and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2005 can be viewed here.

For latest information on the development of the extension itself, visit the  Midland Metro Alliance website.

The Proposed Midland Metro (Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Land Acquisition) Order

To develop the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Extension (WBHE), an application for a supplementary Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) was submitted on 12 December 2017. If successful this, with the 2005 Order, will enable the WMCA to construct, operate and maintain the route.

On 11 December 2017, as part of the TWAO process, WMCA submitted a Statement of Case to the Secretary of State for Transport; the document and all of the supporting documents (including the documents submitted on 12 December 2017) are listed below. As part of the TWAO process, a public inquiry took place and all information about this can be found here.

Documents 

WMCA Statement of Case

Supporting Documents

A - APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

WBHE/A1

Application Letter

WBHE/A2

 

Draft of the Proposed Order

Revised Draft Order (March 2019)

WBHE/A3

Explanatory Memorandum

WBHE/A4

Concise Statement of Aims

WBHE/A5

Consultation Report

WBHE/A6

Funding Statement

WBHE/A7

 

Land Plans

Revised Land Plans March 2019

WBHE/A8

 

Book of Reference

Book of Reference Revised March 2019

WBHE/A9

Declaration as to the Status of Applicant

WBHE/A10

Newspaper Notices

B – LEGAL AND 2005 ORDER DOCUMENTS

WBHE/B1

Transport and Works Act 1992 (with amendments December 2017)

WBHE/B2

Midland Metro (Wednesbury to Brierley Hill and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2005

WBHE/B3

West Midlands Combined Authority Order 2016 (S.I. 2016/653)

WBHE/B4

West Midlands Passenger Transport Area (Designation) Order 1969 (S.I. 1969/97)

WBHE/B5

WMCA Board Resolution 12 January 2018

WBHE/B6

Secretary of State's Decision letter dated 20 December 2004

WBHE/B7

Planning conditions attached to the deemed planning consent, December 2004

WBHE/B8

2005 Order Inspector’s Report dated 23 May 2004

WBHE/B9

2005 Order  - Environmental Statement Vol 1 March 2003

WBHE/B10

Dudley MBC Discharge of Planning Condition Letter 4 Sept 2009

WBHE/B11

Sandwell MBC Discharge of Planning Condition Letters 18 Dec 2009

WBHE/B12

2005 Order Green Hatched Planning Drawings

WBHE/B13

Memorandum of Understanding Canal and River Trust / WMCA, November 2018

WBHE/B14

Environmental Statement Addendum April 2018

WBHE/B15

WMCA Board Meeting Minutes 8 December 2017

C – WBHE DEVELOPMENT DOCUMENTS

WBHE/C1

Code of Construction Practice Part 1, 2005

D – WBHE ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS CASE DOCUMENTS

WBHE/D1

WMCA Devolution Agreement 17 November 2015

WBHE/D2

WMCA Second Devolution Deal 23 November 2017

WBHE/D3

WBHE/D3/A

WBHE/D3/B

Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Business Case, Commercial Case, WMCA (Nov 2017)

Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Business Case, Commercial Case, WMCA (Feb 2019)

Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Business Case, Commercial Case Appendices, WMCA (Feb 2017)

WBHE/D4

WBHE/D4/A

WBHE/D4/B

WBHE/D4/C

Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Business Case, Financial Case, WMCA (Nov 2017)

Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Business Case Appendices, Financial Case, WMCA (Nov 2017)

Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Business Case, Financial Case, WMCA (Feb 2019)

Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Business Case Appendices, Financial Case, WMCA (Feb 2017)

WBHE/D5

WBHE/D5/A

WBHE/D5/B

WBHE/D5/C

Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Business Case, Strategic Case, WMCA (Nov 2017)

Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Business Case Appendices, Strategic Case, WMCA (Nov 2017)

Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Business Case, Strategic Case, WMCA (Feb 2019)

Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Business Case Appendices, Strategic Case, WMCA (Feb 2017)

WBHE/D6

WBHE/D6/A

WBHE/D6/B

WBHE/D6/C

Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Business Case, Management Case, WMCA (Nov 2017)

Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Business Case Appendices, Management Case, WMCA (Nov 2017)

Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Business Case, Management Case, WMCA (Feb 2019)

Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Business Case Appendices, Management Case, WMCA (Feb 2017)

WBHE/D7

WBHE/D7/A

WBHE/D7/B

WBHE/D7/C

Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Business Case, Economic Case, WMCA (Nov 2017)

Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Business Case Appendices, Economic Case, WMCA (Nov 2017)

Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Business Case, Economic Case, WMCA (Feb 2019)

Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Business Case Appendices, Economic Case, WMCA (Feb 2017)

WBHE/D8

'Making our Mark' West Midlands Combined Authority Strategic Economic Plan (2016)

WBHE/D9

WBHE/D9A

Green Book Appraisal and Evaluation in Central Government, HM Treasury (2003 – as updated in 2011)

Green Book Central Government Guidance on Appraisal and Evaluation 

WBHE/D10

Public Sector Business Cases Using the Five Case Model, Green Book Supplementary Guidance on Delivering Public Value from Spending Proposals,  HM Treasury (2013)

WBHE/D11

WBHE/D11/A

WebTAG Unit; Transport Appraisal Process, DfT (Jan 2014)

WebTAG Unit Transport Appraisal Process Update, May 2018 

WBHE/D12

WebTAG Unit: Proportionate Update Process, DfT (Jan 2014)

WBHE/D13

WBHE/D13/A

WebTAG Adopted Unit A1.1 Cost Benefit Analysis, DfT (Nov 2014)

WebTAG Unit A1.1 Cost Benefit Analysis, (May 2018)

WBHE/D14

WBHE/D14/A

WebTAG Adopted Unit A1.2 Scheme Costs, DfT (Nov 2014)

WebTAG Unit A1.2 Scheme Costs, (May 2017

WBHE/D15

WBHE/D15/A

WebTAG Adopted Unit A1.3 User and Provider Impacts, DfT (Nov 2014)

WebTAG Unit A1.3 User and Provider Impacts, (March 2017) 

WBHE/D16

WBHE/D16/A

WBHE/D16/B

WebTAG Adopted Unit A2.1 Wider Impacts, DfT (Jan 2014)

WebTAG Unit A2.1 Wider Economics Appraisal, DfT (Sept 2016)

WebTAG Unit A2.1 Wider Economic Appraisal, DfT May 2018

WBHE/D17

WBHE/D17/A

WBHE/D17/B

WebTAG Adopted Unit A2.2 Regeneration Impacts, DfT (Jan 2014)

WebTAG Unit A2.2 Appraisal of Induced Investment Impacts, DfT (Sept 2016)

WebTAG Unit A2.2 Appraisal of Induced Investment Impacts, DfT (May 2018)

WBHE/D18

WebTAG Adopted Unit A4.2 Distributional Impact Appraisal, DfT (Dec 2015)

WBHE/D19

WBHE/D19/A

WBHE/D19/B

WebTAG Adopted Unit A2.3 Transport Appraisal in the Context of Dependent Development, DfT (July 2016)

WebTAG Unit A2.3 Appraisal of Employment Effects, Dft, (Sept 2016) 

WebTAG Unit A2.3 Appraisal of Employment Effects, Dft, (May 2018)

WBHE/D20

WBHE/D20/A

 WebTAG Adopted Unit A2.4 Appraisal of Productivity Impacts DfT (Sept 2016)

WebTAG Unit A2.4 Appraisal of Productivity Impacts, (May 2018) 

WBHE/D21

 WebTAG Adopted Unit A3 Environmental Impact Appraisal, DfT (Dec 2015)

WBHE/D22

WBHE/D22/A

WebTAG Adopted Unit A4.1 Social Impact Appraisal, DfT (Nov 2014)

WebTAG Unit A4.1 Social Impact Appraisal, (December 2017)

WBHE/D23

Transport Business Case Guidance, DfT (Jan 2013)

WBHE/D24

WBHE/D24/A

VfM Advice Note for Local Transport Decision Makers, DfT (Dec 2013)

Value for Money Framework, DfT, (July 2017)

WBHE/D25

Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for Local Authority Major Schemes, DfT (Sept 2012)

WBHE/D26

Best Practice Guidance for Planning the Fuller Evaluations of Local Authority Major Schemes, DfT (2013)

WBHE/D27

NOT USED

WBHE/D28

Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Metro Extension Economic Impact Assessment, August 2017

WBHE/D29

WMCA Investment Prospectus Inserts (undated)

WBHE/D30

Response to DfT Queries on Outline Business Case Note on Land Uplift (Nov 2017)

WBHE/D31

Study for the Brierley Hill Regeneration Partnership, Hunt Dobson (Autumn 2002)

WBHE/D32

The Economic Impact of the Expansion of Brierley Hill/Merry Hill, Regeenris, 2006

WBHE/D33

English Index of Multiple Deprivation 2015 Guidance

WBHE/D34

Black Country Growth Deal July 2014

WBHE/D35

Greater Birmingham and Solihull Growth Deal 2014

WBHE/D36

Black Country Factsheet 3 March 2017

WBHE/D37

Greater Birmingham and Solihull Factsheet 3 March 2017

WBHE/D38

SDG Options Assessment Report Feb 2010 (as appended to the Strategic Case)

WBHE/D39

Letter of Support for the Business Case Black Country LEP Nov 2017

WBHE/D40

Letter of Support for the Business Case Portersfield Nov 2017

WBHE/D41

Letter of Support for the Business Case Dudley College Nov 2017

WBHE/D42

WBHE/D42/A

WebTAG DataBook Version 1.9.7, DfT (March 2017)

WebTAG Unit WebTAG Databook, (December 2018) 

E – WBHE POLICY DOCUMENTS

WBHE/E1

West Midlands Local Transport Plan 2011-2026 Making the Connections (Centro, 2011)

WBHE/E2

The Midlands Engine for Growth Prospectus, 2015

WBHE/E3

The European Commission Transport White Paper 2011: Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area – Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system (2011)

WBHE/E4

Black Country Rapid Transit Study 2015

WBHE/E5

Towards a World Class Integrated Transport Network (Centro, April 2013)

WBHE/E6

Integrated Public Transport Prospectus (Jan 2010)

WBHE/E7

Unlocking the Benefits HS2 Connectivity Programme July 2015

WBHE/E8

National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) (2018)

WBHE/E9

WMCA Transport Plan 2017-2018 May 2017

WBHE/E10

West Midlands Strategic Transport Plan: Movement for Growth, West Midlands Combined Authority, (June 2016)

WBHE/E11

Creating Growth, Cutting Carbon: Making Sustainable Local Transport Happen, White Paper, Department for Transport, (January 2011)

WBHE/E12

Guidance on Compulsory Purchase Process and The Crichel Down Rules for the disposal of surplus land acquired by, or under the threat of, compulsion Department for Communities and Local Government, (February 2018)

WBHE/E13

Building our Industrial Strategy Green Paper, (January 2017)

WBHE/E14

‘High Speed 2: Get Ready’ HS2 Growth Taskforce, DfT (March 2014)

WBHE/E15

Midlands Connect Strategy Powering the Midlands Engine Mar 2017

WBHE/E16

Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area-Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system European Commission Transport White Paper (March 2011)

WBHE/E17

Midlands Connect Strategy: Powering the Midlands Engine - Our Routes to Growth 2018, 2018 Our Routes to Growth 2018

WBHE/E18

HS2 Growth Strategy Accelerating the UK’s Engine of Growth July 2015

WBHE/E19

HS2 Unlocking the Benefits West Midlands Connectivity Package, Centro (2013)

WBHE/E20

Guide to Transport and Works Act Procedures, DfT (2006)

WBHE/E21

Transport Investment Strategy, July 2017

WBHE/E22

Movement for Growth: 2026 Delivery Plan for Transport, September 2017

WBHE/E23

Black Country Core Strategy, Feb 2011

WBHE/E24

Black Country Core Strategy, Feb 2011 Appendices 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9

WBHE/E25

Black Country Core Strategy, Feb 2011 Appendix 2

WBHE/E26

The Black Country Core Strategy Review – Issues and Options September 2017

WBHE/E27

Dudley Borough Development Strategy, March 2017

WBHE/E28

Dudley Area Action Plan, March 2017                                        

WBHE/E29

Brierley Hill Area Action Plan, August 2011

WBHE/E30

Site Allocations and Delivery Development Plan Document (Sandwell MBC) Dec 2012

WBHE/E31

Black Country Capacity Review, May 2018

WBHE/E32

West Midlands Industrial Strategy – Consultation Document, September 2018

WBHE/E33

Blackbrook Valley Area Local Development Order, 2018

WBHE/E34

Black Country Strategic Economic Plan, March 2017

WBHE/E35

West Midlands Combined Authority Strategic Economic Plan 2030, March 2016

WBHE/E36

Looking Forward: The Black Country in 2033, May 2003

WBHE/E37

Castle Hill and Dudley Town Centre Phases 1 and 2 Dudley MBC Aug 2018

WBHE/E38

DY5 Dudleys Business And Innovation Enterprise Zone (undated)

WBHE/E39

Black Country Strategic Economic Plan, March 2014

WBHE/E40

Dudley Port Supplementary Planning Document Dec 2017

WBHE/E41

NOT USED

WBHE/E42

Garden City Prospectus, Black Country LEP (2015)

WBHE/E43

Sandwell Infrastructure Delivery Programme June 2013

WBHE/E44

Movement For Growth The West Mids Strategic Transport Plan Summary Jun 2016

F – TWAO DOCUMENTS

WBHE/F1

Letter of support for the Proposed Order, Dudley MBC (SUPP/01) Jan 2018

WBHE/F2

Letter of support for the Proposed Order, Association of Black Country Local Authorities (SUPP/02) Jan 2018

WBHE/F3

Letter of support for the Proposed Order, Dudley Zoological Gardens (SUPP/03) Jan 2018

WBHE/F4

Letter of support for the Proposed Order, Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust (SUPP/04) Feb 2018

WBHE/F5

 

 WMCA Statement of Case

 

WBHE/F6

 

Dudley MBC Deemed Planning Consent 17 June 2009

 

 WBHE/F7

 

Completed Unilateral Undertaking Deed Jewson Limited Saint Gobain BDL SGBD PHL 4.12.18

 

WBHE/F8

 

Completed Unilateral Undertaking Deed Jessop Europe Limited 4.12.18

WBHE/F9

 

Completed Unilateral Undertaking Deed Tata Steel UK Limited 4.12.18

 

WBHE/F10

 

Completed Unilateral Undertaking Deed Waterstones 06.12.18

WBHE/F11

 

Completed Unilateral Undertaking Deed MFG 4.2.19

 

WBHE/F12

 

Completed Unilateral Undertaking Deed McDonalds 28.11.18

 

WBHE/F13

 

Completed Unilateral Undertaking Deed Argos 06.12.18

 

WBHE/F14

 

Completed Unilateral Undertaking Deed TJX 06.12.18

 

WBHE/F15

 

Bus Passenger Survey Spring 2018 West Midlands Area, 10 August 2018, Transport Focus

 

WBHE/F16

 

Tram Passenger Survey Midland Metro Autumn 2017 Results March 2018 Transport Focus

 

WBHE/F17

 

Midland Metro Centro Street Design Guide, Gillespies 18 Nov 2005

 

WBHE/F18

 

Dudley MBC Approval of Street Design Guide 7 Dec 2005

 

 

WBHE/F19

 

Sandwell MBC Approval of Street Design Guide 19 Dec 2005

 

WBHE/F20

 

Junction Capacity Assessments Summary Report

 

WBHE/F21

 

West Bromwich Area Action Plan

 

WBHE/F22

 

Discharge of Planning Condition 2 Letter Dudley MBC 27 April 2018

 

WBHE/F23

Discharge of Planning Condition 2 Email Sandwell MBC 1 August 2018

 

WBHE/F24

 

The Transport and Works Inquiry Procedures Rules 2004

 

WBHE/F25

 

WebTAG Unit M3.1 Highway Assignment Modelling, January 2014

 

WBHE/F26

 

Felixstowe Branch Line Land Acquisition Order Decision Letter, August 2017

 

WBHE/F27

 

Dudley Approval of CoCP Part 1, October 2005

 

 

WBHE/F28

 

Sandwell Approval of CoCP Part 1, September 2005

Transport and Works Act Orders - a Brief Guide

Proofs

APP 1.1

Scheme Development Main Proof - Peter Adams

APP 1.2

Scheme Development Summary Proof - Peter Adams

APP 1.3

APP 1.4

APP 1.5

APP 1.6

APP 1.7

Scheme Development Appendix Proof - Peter Adams

Scheme Development Supplementary Proof - Peter Adams

Scheme Development Supplementary Proof Appendices - Peter Adams

Supplementary Proof Final - Peter Adams

Supplementary Proof Final Appendices - Peter Adams

APP 2.1

Transport and Economic Case Main Proof - David Carter

APP 2.2

Transport and Economic Case Summary Proof - David Carter

APP 2.3

APP 2.4

Transport and Economic Case Appendix Proof - David Carter

Transport and Economic Case Supplementary Proof - David Carter

APP 3.1

Civil Engineering Main Proof - Ian Collins

APP 3.2

Civil Engineering Summary Proof - Ian Collins

APP 3.3

Civil Engineering Appendix Proof - Ian Collins

APP 4.1

Transport and Traffic Main Proof - Himanshu Budhiraja

APP 4.2

Transport and Traffic Summary Proof - Himanshu Budhiraja

APP 4.3

Transport and Traffic Appendix Proof - Himanshu Budhiraja

APP 5.1

Town Planning Main Proof - Paul Ellingham

APP 5.2

Town Planning Summary Proof - Paul Ellingham

APP 5.3

Town Planning Appendix Proof - Paul Ellingham

APP 6.1

Acquisition Surveyor Main Proof - Bruce Fowler

APP 6.2

Acquisition Surveyor Summary Proof - Bruce Fowler

APP/R1.1

WBHE Rebuttal to David G van der Lande

APP/R1.2

WBHE Rebuttal to David G van der Lande - Appendices

APP/R2.1

WBHE Rebuttal to Jonathan Parker

APP/R2.2 

WBHE Rebuttal to Jonathan Parker - Appendices