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Development Strategy Development Plan Document

A Development Strategy for Dudley Borough – Development Plan Document (DPD)

The Development Strategy DPD will provide detail on delivering the vision of the adopted Black Country Core Strategy (2011) providing site specific allocations for a variety of uses, as well as detailed development strategies for the Regeneration Corridors identified in the Borough.   The document will be produced using existing evidence such as the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) and the Employment Land Review, as well as consultation with both internal and external stakeholders.

The Development Strategy DPD will be a planning policy document against which decisions on planning applications will be made for the period 2014 to 2026. As part of the Council’s ‘Local Development Framework’, it will consider the following areas in relation to existing and proposed land uses, and development management:

  • Housing

  • Employment

  • Local Centres

  • Nature Conservation, open space and green infrastructure

  • Transport and accessibility proposals

  • Health, Education and community facilities

  • Sport, tourism and leisure

The document will also detail strategies for the future development of the Regeneration Corridors in Dudley Borough as identified in the Black Country Core Strategy as well as highlighting cross-cutting issues which influence the built environment and place shaping agenda such as climate change, high quality urban design, the historic environment and environmental protection.

Next Stage - Preferred Options Document

Following early stage Scoping and consultation, the Council is working towards compiling a Preferred Options Document due to be published for consultation in July 2012.

Please contact us to ensure that you have a say in shaping the Document and let us know if you have any sites you wish to be considered for redevelopment or any other issues you wish to be included. Council Officers will also be contacting landowners, developers and occupiers, particularly those which operate within the Regeneration Corridors, during this process to help put the Preferred Options Document together.

Please contact the Planning Policy Team to register any input you wish to make in formulating this Document. If you wish to review the Scoping and Issues Document for the Development Strategy then please follow the link below.

Contact Details

  • Name Planning Policy Section, Planning & Environmental Health
  • Address Directorate of the Urban Environment, 4 Ednam Road, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 1HL
  • Telephone 01384 817215 or 01384 816964