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Future planning policy

Walsall Borough Local Plan

We are beginning to prepare a new plan called the Walsall Borough Local Plan. We expect this to replace many of our current planning policy documents.

Walsall Council’s Cabinet agreed on 2 November 2022 to start work on the new plan. You can find more details in the cabinet report and in the local development scheme.

We will need to change the timetable for the plan. We will not be consulting on the Issues and Options stage in September/October 2023. Any local plan must follow national planning policy. The Government is currently reviewing the National Planning Policy Framework. We will need to consider the outcome of this review as this might affect the local plan’s contents.

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

We will continue to use some 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.

The Black Country Authorities consulted on a draft (Regulation 18) BCP in 2021. There was a further consultation on Walsall specific sites in 2022.

For more information, you can view:

View all consultation documents and details

Walsall-specific evidence documents

If you need further information about the Walsall Borough Local Plan, please contact the planning policy team

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