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Site Allocation Document (SAD)

The Site Allocation Document (SAD) is part of our Local Plan. It:

  • allocates sites for homes, jobs, shops, and other uses
  • protects land to meet our current and future needs
  • protects important assets
  • seeks to improve the environment

The SAD covers the whole of the borough, except for Walsall Town Centre and the District Centres of:

  • Aldridge
  • Brownhills
  • Bloxwich
  • Darlaston
  • Willenhall

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The SAD replaces many Unitary Development Plan policies, including our Proposals Map. This map shows land uses that are currently allocated for individual sites.

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Sustainability Appraisal (SA)

We carried out sustainability appraisals of the SAD and Town Centre Area Action Plan (AAP). The SA incorporates a:

  • Strategic Environmental Assessment
  • Equality Impact Assessment
  • Health Impact Assessment

The SA assesses the impact of our plans on social, economic and environmental issues. It consists of four parts:

  • deciding what these issues are
  • appraising options for plans
  • appraising proposed draft policies
  • preparing a report detailing what we did

SAD multi-stage consultation, examination and publication

We adopted the SAD in 2019 after a multi-stage consultation and examination from 2013 to 18.

Publication of SAD Inspector’s Report

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Examination modifications consultation

The SAD consultation and Walsall Town Centre AAP consultation were examined by an independent Inspector. This consultation allowed for representations to be made to recommended changes.

SAD submission for examination

We submitted the SAD to the Secretary of State on 7 June 2017. The Planning Inspectorate examined this.

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We considered a wide range of documents and studies when drafting the SAD.

Consultation representations

We considered all representations made throughout the four year consultation period.

Cabinet and Council approval

We reported the SAD to our Cabinet on 15 March 2017. You can read more in the Cabinet Report.

Further proposed modifications

You can read more on our meeting details page.

Previous consultations

Pre-submission modifications

This consultation stage ran from 7 November to 19 December 2016.

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This consultation stage ran from 7 March to 3 May 2016.

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The draft SAD meets Regulation 19 of The Town and Country Planning Regulations 2012. For more information, read the Statement of Representations Procedure.


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Preferred options

This consultation stage ran from 7 September to 2 November 2015.

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Technical appendices

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Issues and options

This consultation stage ran from 22 April to 3rd June 2013.

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