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Walsall Town Centre area action plan

We have a long term plan for Walsall Town Centre. You can read this in the Walsall Town Centre Area Action Plan (AAP). The AAP allocates development sites for new:

  • shops
  • leisure facilities
  • offices

The AAP and sets out policies and proposals for other aspects of Walsall Town Centre. This includes transport and the environment. The AAP sets our planning framework and informs the planning decisions we make

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Sustainability Appraisal (SA)

We carried out sustainability appraisals of the Site Allocation Document (SAD) and 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

AAP multi-stage consultation, examination and publication

We adopted the AAP in 2019, after a multi-stage consultation from 2013 to 2018.

Publication of AAP Inspector’s Report

AAP submission for examination

We submitted the AAP 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 AAP.

Consultation representations

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

Cabinet and Council approval

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

Further proposed modifications

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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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Technical appendices

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The draft AAP 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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