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Welcome to the Black Country Plan webpage.


Publication of responses to the Draft Black Country Plan Consultation (Regulation 18)

Following the public consultation on the Draft Black Country Plan which took place August to October 2021, we have now published all of the responses received. The responses (representations) can now be viewed using the links below.

There are three different ways you can find and view the representations, these are listed below. You can view the comments made without registering or logging in.

How to view responses
Organisation and key word search

View representations submitted by organisations or large group responses.  Click on individual organisations or groups to view their representations.

There is also a search facility on this page, which will let you search by key words such as a specific site or policy. Please note you will not be able to search by individual names.

Draft Plan Document search

Alternatively, you can view representations via the Draft Black Country Plan document. Searching this way, will help you view representations where they’ve been linked to the plan.

To view this way, from the contents page, click on the individual chapters and sections that you are interested in.

Click on the magnifying glass icon adjacent to the site, issue or policy that you are interested in and a summary of all the comments published will be listed. The total number of representations is displayed in brackets next to the icons.

Local authority search

Finally, to view the representations made for each local authority sites and policies, see the links below.

Next Steps

Thank you to everyone who has submitted a representation on the Draft Plan.

The outcomes from the consultation, along with further evidence gathering, will inform the next version of the Black Country Plan - called the Publication Plan.

The Publication Plan will be published late summer/autumn 2022 when all four Black Country councils will be asked to approve for consultation.

To find out more and keep up to date on plan developments, sign up to receive the plan’s ebulletin or email blackcountryplan@dudley.gov.uk