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Black County Core Strategy

Black Country Plan (Formerly Black Country Core Strategy)

The Black Country Plan is a planning and regeneration plan for the whole of the Black Country, which is signed up to by the four Black Country Councils. The Strategy is now being reviewed to meet the new challenges and opportunities for the coming years, up to 2038.

The review will plan for the area's future development needs and ensure the necessary services are in place to meet these local needs, along with making sure that the necessary level of investment is attracted to create jobs and wealth in the Black Country.

Between 3rd July and 8th September 2017 we consulted on an Issues and Options Report. The consultation responses to the Issues & Options Report Consultation are now available to view on the Issues & Options section of this website.

Contact Us

If you want to get in touch with us to discuss the Black Country Plan, you can e-mail, call or write using the contact information below:

  • e-mail: 
  • call: Dudley: 01384 814136 | Sandwell: 0121 569 4249 | Walsall: 01922 658020 | Wolverhampton: 01902 554038
  • write: Council House | Priory Road | Dudley | DY1 1HL


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GDPR Compliance Statement

All planning policy documents are public documents; in accordance with Planning Legislation any comments which you submit relating to a planning policy document consultation will be available for public viewing both online and within our designated public locations. When responding please include your name, address and/or e-mail address. The information you provide will be stored within the Councils’ or Council’s electronic databases and some details including your name and whether a respondent is a resident, business or public body may be published on the Black Country Plan website and / or individual Council websites, and they will be available for public view.  Personal contact details including your postal address, phone number and email address will not be published by the Black Country Councils or any individual Council.  Information provided by you will be published and retained in-line with each of the four Black Country Councils’ retention policy for planning policy, which requires the Councils to retain your information for 10 years after adoption of the relevant planning policy document. The Councils will only use your data to inform planning policy and to keep you informed of the planning policy process and of proposals for new or amended policies.  The Councils may therefore consult you in relation to future planning policy documents jointly or as individual authorities. Any representations that are considered defamatory or discriminatory not be accepted.