The Black Country Core Strategy is one of those lengthy consultation processes where officials get to repeatedly ignore the advantages of cycling for solving social, health and sustainable transport issues whilst asking voluntary groups like ours to invest hours of our time in telling them the blindingly obvious.
Even if we get something worthwhile for walking and cycling in the final version, the secretary of state for transport may just delete the lot as s/he did with the West Midlands Regional Planning Guidance.
Here is a 2007 consultation response from us to one of the stages where we try to make the Black Country a little more Dutch. Us - forlorn ? No limited expectations.