Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)
As the local planning authority, we must explain how we involve the community in decision making. By law we must prepare a Statement of Community Involvement (SCI).
It sets out how we want to involve our communities, organisations and other interested parties when:
- we prepare our planning policies
- we make decisions on planning applications
We will use different ways to work with you so that everyone can be well informed.
Read Statements of Community Involvement
SCI COVID-19 Addendum - 2021Download PDF (669.72 KB)
Revised SCI November 2018Download PDF (1.31 MB)
Consultation statementDownload PDF (525.65 KB)
Adoption statementDownload PDF (510.3 KB)
You can read the revised SCI cabinet report on the CMIS webpages.
Consultations are our way of asking you your opinions on development plans for the borough. You can engage by attending an in-person event at venues around Walsall, or by submitting a consultation response in-post or online.
Consultations are open to all Walsall residents, community groups, business owners and other groups with a particular interest in heritage, ecology, infrastructure, transport, health, education and more.
Current or Upcoming consultations
An upcoming six-week consultation on the Draft Black Country Plan 2039 Publication Plan is expected to commence in October, November or December 2023.
Additional Draft Black Country Plan 2039 (Regulation 18) consultation
From 11 July 2022 to 5pm 5 September 2022, the Black Country Authorities held a public consultation on three additional potentially-suitable housing sites in Walsall proposed for inclusion in the Draft Black Country Plan 2039. The responses to the formal consultation will be used to inform the next stage of plan preparation. You can view all the details for the consultation on the Black Country Plan Website.
Draft Black Country Plan 2039 (Regulation 18) consultation
From 16 August 2021 to 5pm 11 October 2021, the Black Country Authorities held a public consultation on the Draft Black Country Plan 2039. The responses to the formal consultation will be used to inform the next stage of plan preparation. You can view all the details for the consultation on the Black Country Plan website.
Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan consultations
We held a consultation on two draft conservation area appraisals and management plans for Old Rushall conservation area and Great Barr conservation area. The consultation ran for weeks from Monday 16 August 2021 to Friday 11 October 2021.
Printed or hard copies of documents
All our documents are available to download for free online.
Otherwise, you can view our documents at our Walsall libraries. We can also provide copies of these documents for free for local community groups by request.
Additionally, you can pay for printed copies. You must pay before you pick up. You can pay by:
- cheque made payable to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
- credit card
- debit card
You can view our documents at our Walsall libraries.
For enquiries, please contact us.