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Black County Core Strategy

Call for Sites

The Black Country Call for Sites Submission closed on 1st June 2019.


The Black Country Call for Sites Submission closed on 1st June 2019.

The Black Country Call for Sites request opened in July 2017 and closed on the 1st June 2019. 

Please note that, at this stage, none of the sites that have been submitted have been formally allocated and not all sites put forward in the call for sites will be found to be either suitable, available or achievable for future development.

We received 384 sites across all four authorities.  All sites submitted have been plotted on the map (where we have received site location details). You can view the call for sites map here. If you click on the individual site you will be able to access details and any supporting information where submitted by the site’s owner/promoter. Please note that any details in relation to each site is based on the information provided by the owner/promoter and is not based on any assessment by the Black Country authorities. In addition, a list of the sites that have been submitted is available to view in a summary document below.

Over the next few months officers from each of the Black Country authorities will undertake assessments of all the sites that have been submitted. We envisage this will be an ongoing process into early 2020. We will be contacting site promoters individually where we require any additional information. We will publish our findings when we produce our Draft Black Country Plan which will be the subject of a comprehensive public consultation. This will be an opportunity for members of the public and other stakeholders to provide their comments on draft policies and proposed land allocations.

Why are we doing this? 

We are currently reviewing the Black Country Plan which will set out how much land will be required to meet future needs for housing, employment and other uses over the next 15-20 years.  The Government requires local planning authorities to conduct a ‘call for sites’ exercise as a key component of the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment. This will inform policies in the new Black Country Local Plan for housing, employment and other uses and will ensure that the new Plan allocates enough land to meet identified needs, based on the individual site’s suitability, availability and achievability.

In accordance with Government guidance, we requested ‘call for sites' submissions from land owners who wish their sites to be considered.  Cabinet approval from each of the 4 Black County authorities was obtained in June 2017 and the Black Country Call for Sites request opened in July 2017. 

You can view the call for sites map here.

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 Core Strategy 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.