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West Midlands

Walsall Council

  • The four Black Country Local Authorities of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton have prepared a Core Strategy for the Black Country which was adopted on 3 February 2011 and covers the period up to 2026
  • The Publication Stage Consultation on the Site Allocation Document has now closed, and the Council will publish responses in due course
  • The draft CIL Charging Schedule is expected to be adopted toward the end of 2016
  • The Council says it has sufficient housing land supply for the next five years (although no definite figures could be obtained)

Wolverhampton City Council

  • The main local plan document is the Black Country Core Strategy (see above)
  • Three Area Action Plans (AAPs) are being prepared in Wolverhampton for parts of the city that will be subject to significant change up to 2026. The AAPs will contain policies and deliver the Black Country Core Strategy
  • Policy is also contained in the Wolverhampton UDP which was adopted in June 2006
  • As of September 2015 the Council says it has a 5 year housing land supply
  • No CIL has been introduced

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

  • The main local plan document is the Black Country Core Strategy
  • Sandwell Site Allocations and Delivery DPD adopted on 4 December 2012
  • As of April 2014 the Council says it has a 5.94 year housing land supply
  • The Sandwell CIL Charging Schedule was implemented on 1 April 2015

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

  • The main local plan document is the Black Country Core Strategy
  • The Dudley Borough Development Strategy was examined by an independent Inspector in May 2016, and adoption is expected in Autumn 2016
  • As of January 2015 the Council says it has a 6.04 year housing land supply
  • The Dudley CIL charging schedule was implemented on 1st October 2015

Beneath the primary policy framework, each Council has a series of Supplementary Planning Policies and many communities have developed or are working on Neighbourhood Plans, all of which will affect the way that the Council makes decisions about development in your area.


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