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The Planning Policy Service is reponsible for preparation of the Local Development Framework (LDF), and will contribute towards the development of wider policy areas such as housing, the economy, transport and the environment.
What is the Local Development Framework (LDF)?
The Local Development Framework, or LDF, is effectively a collection of various planning policy documents which consider a wide range of important planning issues such as housing, employment, retail, the environment, and transport. The LDF will play a crucial role in prioritising and shaping development in the borough over the next 20 years.
The LDF is made up of several planning documents, known as Local Development Documents (LDDs). When adopted, the policies and guidance contained in these LDDs will play an important role in the assessment of individual planning applications within the borough of Dudley
Black Country Core Strategy
On the 3rd February 2011, the four Black Country Authorities consisting of Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, Sandwell Council, Walsall Council and Wolverhampton City Council adopted the Black Country Core Strategy . The Core Strategy is a spatial planning document that sets out the vision, objectives and strategy for future development in the Black Country to 2026.
Annual Monitoring Report - Statement of Community Involvement 2010
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NPPF Conformity Assessment of the saved Unitary Development Plan (Adopted October 2005) policies and the Adopted Brierley Hill Area Action Plan (Adopted August 2011)
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was published on 27th March 2012. The NPPF replaced the pre-existing national policy guidance set out in a number of Planning Policy Statements (PPS’s) and the Planning Policy Guidance (PPG’s).
In the light of these changes to the national planning policy the saved UDP ) policies and the Adopted Brierley Hill AAP have been assessed against the new requirements in the NPPF. The Black Country Core Strategy (Adopted February 2011) has been found to conform to the requirements of the NPPF and has been published on the Council’s website and can be accessed at:
The Planning Advisory Service (PAS) has published a checklist to help Local Planning Authorities check the conformity of their Adopted Plans with the NPPF.
Dudley Council’s Development Control Committee on the 13th May 2013 endorsed the conformity of the adopted documents.
Supplementary Planning Documents
Additionally the Council has produced a suite of Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD) Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) notes which provide advice on how planning policies can be implemented.
Links to Other Council Services
The Planning Policy service work closely with other sections of the Council in developing its policies and priorities. These services include Development Management, Transport Policy, Economic Regeneration, Environment and Housing.