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Shell Corner, named after a First World War shell which was located on the traffic island in the heart of the local centre is situated approximately half a mile from Blackheath Town Centre (in Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council). The local centre of Shell Corner is concentrated around the Long Lane (A4034) intersection with Nimmings Road, Malt Mill Lane and Belgrave Road.

Shell Corner Local Centre Regeneration Strategy

Please see attached final Shell Corner Local Centre Regeneration Strategy which was approved by the Council in December 2008.

Shell Corner local centre has been identified as a priority for regeneration and Dudley Council has produced a Regeneration Strategy for the centre. Consultation took place with residents, stakeholders, key organisations, businesses about the issues, needs and possible regeneration solutions.

Dudley Council are also involved in progressing a number of other regeneration projects in Shell Corner local centre, including two projects aimed at improving the environment and various initiatives aimed at improving facilities/activities for young people.

The Council also works closely with the Shell Corner Partnership, a community group that aim to make a positive difference to the local area. The Partnership has representatives from local schools, Police, faith groups, Council Officers, Housing Association, Ward Councillors, Health Authority residents, businesses and other key stakeholders.

Please see the attachment at the bottom of this page showing Map of Local Centre - Boundary.

Annual Survey

A survey of all the 17 local and district centres takes place on an annual basis in order to measure the performance of each centre over time and is also used to compare areas and set priorities. The statistics collected include number of vacant units in the centre, number of vacant units in the areas that fall under the protected retail frontage and diversity of uses in the centre.

Please see the attachment at the bottom of this page showing Map of Local Centre - Survey).