A CONSULTATION for the future of a Dudley town centre site is set to launch later this year, which could see hundreds of homes built.

Dudley Council is preparing to consult on its development brief for a substantial plot of brownfield land in Dudley town centre.

The former Portersfield site, which is located near the bus station, is expected to attract a multi-million-pound private investment.

Forming a key part of the council’s economic regeneration plan, it is hoped the large site will provide significant space for brownfield housing development, delivering much-needed residential properties in the town centre.

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In 2020, the eight-storey “eyesore” office block Cavendish House was bulldozed to help pave the way for the Portersfield scheme.

Councillor Patrick Harley, leader of Dudley Council: “Following several high-level discussions with prospective investors, I am pleased to confirm that we will be consulting over exciting proposals for the Portersfield site this spring.

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“The regeneration of this Dudley town centre site will create hundreds of homes, provide exciting new leisure opportunities, and could create up to 500 jobs, supporting the local economy.

“Dudley Council is committed to driving investment and economic regeneration for our town centres, and we continue to focus our housing developments on the borough’s brownfield sites.”

The council says details of how people can take part in the consultation will be confirmed in the coming weeks.