The first mayor of West Midlands regional will be a conservative, after a slim win.
Andy Street has said he wants to protect the green belt and would look toward extending Right to Buy to the region.
If reports from this week are true, that would marry up with the Westminster plans of selecting West Midlands as a regional pilot for the policy.
He has also spoke in favour of protecting the green belt, pledging to clean up brownfield land with a £200m fund.
He has also stated he will tax vacant land to source money for development, combining this with making it easier for developers to convert buildings into homes.
The new conservative mayor will find in hard in the region though, with very few Conservative leaders around him.