Dudley North MP Ian Austin presented a petition in Parliament on 22nd October 2019 to get Cavendish House tower block pulled down.
Austin stood up in Parliament and urged the Government to press upon Dudley Council’s planning committee to pull down Cavendish House tower block.
The former offices have been left empty since the 1990s and are seen by thousands of drivers passing through Duncan Edwards Way.
The site has long been set aside for redevelopment and plans to demolish the tower block have been in the pipelines for years but have been hit by a series of delays.
You can watch Austin in the chamber here: https://tinyurl.com/y5rgg2tm
Ian Austin said:
“I am really grateful to local residents like Sarah and Simon Townend and Gordon Laird and to staff and customers at businesses like the Arcade Café and Gather for helping gather so many names for our petition
“1,500 people have signed the petition in just a few weeks and I think that shows how strongly local people feel about the Cavendish House eyesore that is blighting the town centre, deterring and delaying investment and presenting a terrible image of the town.
“Everyone wants the council and the developers to get it knocked down so that the redevelopment we’ve been promised for so many years can finally begin.”