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. The Core Strategy is a Development Plan Document and forms the basis of Black Country Authorities’ Local Development Frameworks, replacing certain policies in Dudley’s Unitary Development Plan (UDP), setting the planning policy context for the preparation of other local development documents and supplementary planning documents. As well as providing the basis for decisions on planning applications, the Core Strategy will also shape regeneration, investment, and growth within the Borough.
Below is an electronic copy of the Black Country Core Strategy and its Appendices to download. The evidence base and information relating to the production of the Core Strategy is available from the Black Country Core Strategy.
The Core Strategy replaces policies in Dudley’s Unitary Development Plan (UDP), for example the Housing, Employment and Minerals policies within the UDP have now completely been replaced by the Core Strategy. The superseded UDP policies and the Core Strategy policies that replace them are contained within the document at the bottom of this page. The UDP which contains the ‘saved’ policies can be accessed via this link Dudley UDP.
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