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Future planning policy

Black Country plan (BCP)

Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and City of Wolverhampton councils are no longer proceeding with the Black Country plan. We have issued a joint statement.

Walsall local plan

Walsall Council’s Cabinet agreed on 2 November 2022 to start work on a Walsall local plan.

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We will consider how to make continued use of the work carried out to date on the Black Country plan. You can find evidence and consultation details on the Black Country plan website.


We consulted about the BCP in July to September 2022 and August 2021. These consultations are now closed.

Draft Black Country plan 2039 (regulation 18) additional Walsall-only consultation

The consultation ran from Monday 11 July 2022 until 5.00pm on Monday 5 September 2022 on the draft Black Country plan and sustainability appraisal.

This additional consultation followed the draft plan consultation, which ended October 2021. Following a review of the representations three more potentially suitable housing sites were identified in Walsall. This required consideration and followed the same consultation process as the other sites we consulted on last year.

View all consultation documents and details

Draft Black Country plan 2039 (regulation 18) consultation

The consultation took place from 16 August to 5pm 11 October 2021.

For more information, you can view:

Drop-in sessions

We held a number of drop-in sessions giving people the chance to find out more about the draft Black Country plan, view consultation documents, ask questions and leave their completed comments forms with officers.

Location Date Time
Walsall Council House, Lichfield Street, Walsall WS1 1UZ Wednesday 29 September 3pm - 7pm
Brownhills Community Centre, Pelsall Road, Brownhills WS8 7JW Thursday 30 September 3pm - 7pm
Compass Suites (Ashlar Suite), The Green, Aldridge WS9 8NH Friday 1 October 3pm - 7pm
Collingwood Centre, Collingwood Drive, Pheasey B43 7NF Monday 4 October 3pm - 7pm

If you need further information about the drop in sessions please contact the planning policy team.

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