Norton Canes has a thriving local economy and it is a priority for us to support local businesses.
This can be through improvements, development opportunities in business parks and industrial estates and giving local people access to employment.
The District Council has the strategic role of identifying sufficient land to support jobs growth during the extended period of the Local Plan to 2038. The need to expand Kingswood Lakes Business Park had previously been identified.
We conducted a survey of businesses on the industrial estates/business parks within the village i.e., Walsall Road, Norton Green Lane, Conduit Road, Bettys Lane. It was also delivered to part of the Watling Street Business Park.
The response rate was low (less than five per cent) and we now need to increase engagement with local businesses.
The majority of responses were from small and medium sized enterprises and this type of business could be considered a strength of Norton Canes to be built on.