The Dudley Borough Development Strategy builds on the work carried out for the Black Country Core Strategy which was adopted in 2011. The Black Country Core Strategy identified several Regeneration Corridors within the Borough linking the four main town centres. These centres and corridors contain the majority of areas where growth will be concentrated over the plan period (up to 2026).
Area Action Plans for the four main town centres within the Borough have also been published with Brierley Hill, Stourbridge and Halesowen Area Action Plans already adopted and work in progress on Dudley Town Centre Area Action Plan (due for adoption in 2016).
Following an initial consultation in 2010 (Scoping and Issues), the Borough Development Strategy Preferred Options now provides a draft planning framework for the Regeneration Corridors and other areas outside of the four town centres. It provides site specific allocations for housing and employment uses as well as providing a set of detailed draft planning policies to guide future development identified for the Borough up to 2026.
The Strategy, once adopted, will replace the policies remaining from the Dudley Unitary Development Plan adopted in 2005.
This particular consultation document (Preferred Options) is in three parts covering the following issues and site allocations and is available below to download.
Part 1 sets out a series of draft planning policies covering strategic matters, land use matters and development management.
Part 2 contains draft site allocations mainly within the Regeneration Corridors for housing and employment uses.
Part 3 is made up of a Map Book in eight parts below focusing on detailed map changes particularly in the District Centres and Local Centres in the Borough as well as seven Borough-wide thematic maps.
The document is accompanied by a Sustainability Appraisal Report as well as background evidence on the latest assessment of the housing land supply and a draft employment land review.
The document will be available for public consultation for 9 weeks from Friday 11th July 2014 until Friday 12th September 2014 for you to identify any further issues for inclusion or suggest any additions or changes.
Any responses received will be used, where appropriate, to shape the final stages of the Plan before it is submitted to the Secretary of State in 2015.
Please email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at Planning Policy, Dudley Council, 4 Ednam Road, Dudley DY1 1HL. Alternatively you can use the attached questionnaire which you can email or post back to us.