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Local development scheme

The local development scheme (LDS) is a project plan for preparing new planning policy documents. It identifies what local development documents (LDDs) we will produce, in what order, and when.

The most recent LDS was approved on 2 November 2022. It confirms that work on the Black Country Plan has ended and sets out the timetable for a local plan for Walsall.

Since 2022, the government has introduced new legislation about how we should prepare local plans. It has not yet published full details. This means that we will not be able to follow this timetable. It has consulted on proposals for a 30 month plan timeframe proposals for a 30 month plan timeframe .

We will publish a timetable for the Walsall Borough Local Plan when the new legislation is in place.

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