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Draft Black Country Plan 2039 (Regulation 18) Additional Walsall-only Consultation - July – September 2022

The Black Country Authorities of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton are seeking your views on an important Plan that will shape the future of the Black Country.

We are consulting from Monday 11th July 2022 until 5.00pm on Monday 5th September 2022 on the Draft Black Country Plan and accompanying Sustainability Appraisal.

The Black Country Plan is a joint Local Plan prepared by the four Black Country Authorities. The Plan will direct where new housing and employment development will be located in the Black Country up to 2039. This additional consultation follows the Draft Plan consultation, which was concluded in October 2021. Following a review of the representations there are three more potentially suitable housing sites in Walsall, which require consideration and should follow the same consultation process as the other sites we consulted on last year. 


Please note that, at this stage, we are only seeking views on the three additional sites in Walsall now considered potentially suitable for housing. We have noted and are analysing all consultation responses submitted in summer 2021 on the Draft Black Country Plan - these responses do not need to be submitted again.
Any responses that relate to sites or aspects covered by the 2021 Draft Black Country Plan Consultation will not be considered.

Sustainability Appraisal

When producing a Local Plan, it is a legal requirement that a Sustainability Appraisal must be produced to inform the Plan. We are consulting on an updated Sustainability Appraisal alongside the Draft Black Country Plan.  A copy of the Sustainability Appraisal is available below.

Where to view copies of the documents

All consultation documents are available below.  These include a Draft Plan Reg 18 Walsall Additional Sites Consultation document, a Map of the Walsall sites and a copy of the Sustainability Appraisal. An interactive map of the Walsall sites is available to view. 

In addition, copies of the consultation documents will be displayed in the reception area of key Council buildings and some libraries. Please see details below.

Throughout the consultation, planning officers from Walsall Council will be available over the telephone or via email to discuss the plan or clarify any information. To speak to a planning officer contact 01922 658020 or planningpolicy@walsall.gov.uk

How to make your comments

To give us your views on these potentially suitable housing sites in Walsall, you can make your comments known to us by:

  • You can download a copy of the comments form (see below) and email or post back to us on Email: blackcountryplan@dudley.gov.uk or Post to: Planning Policy, Walsall MBC, The Civic Centre, Darwall Street, WS1 1DG
  • You can complete our online portal.
  • If you require a paper copy of the comments form, please call a Walsall planning officer on 01922 658020 and we will post one to you.

Please send your comments to us by 5.00 pm on Monday 5th September 2022.

Additional Support:
Please let us know if there are any other accessibility issues.

Local Plan evidence base

The Draft Plan and the sites subject to this additional consultation are supported by a range of updated evidence base documents covering a variety of topic areas. We are not seeking comments on these supporting documents; however, they provide useful additional detailed information to support the Draft Plan.

You can view copies of the consultation documents and obtain a comments form from the following locations:

Dudley Sandwell Wolverhampton Walsall
Dudley Council House, 1, Priory Road, Dudley Central Library, West Bromwich Wolverhampon Civic Centre, St. Peter's Square, Wolverhampton Bloxwich Library
Dudley Council Plus, 259, Castle Street, Dudley Blackheath Library Wolverhampton Central Library Darlaston Library
Brierley Hill Library Cradley Heath Library Bilston Library Willenhall Library
Coseley Library Great Barr Library Wednesfield Library Lichfield Street hub
Dudley Library Great Bridge Library Brownhills Library
Gornal Library Oldbury Library, Sandwell Council House Streetly Community Library
Halesowen Library Smethwick Library Mobile Library Services
Kingswinford Library Tipton Library Aldridge Library
Long Lane Library, Blackheath, Halesowen Wednesbury Library Pheasey Book Borrower's Community Library (Collingwood Community Centre)
Lye Library Bleakhouse Library, Oldbury
Netherton Library Brandhall Library, Oldbury
Stourbridge Library Glebefields Library, Tipton
Wordsley Library Hamstead Library, Great Barr
Hill Top Library, West Bromwich
Langley Library, Oldbury
Oakham Library, Tividale
Rounds Green Library, Oldbury
Stone Cross Library, Beverley Road, West Bromwich
Thimblemill Library, Smethwick