The Halesowen Area Action Plan (AAP) sets out the vision, objectives and spatial strategy for future development in Halesowen Town Centre and its environs up to 2026.
Informed by feedback from the local community and developers, the AAP shapes the regeneration of the Town Centre in a way that makes the most of Halesowen’s valued and distinctive local character and further improves its vibrancy, attractiveness and economic health. It does this by allocating sites for development and through policies to ensure that the community and developers understand what the Council’s vision and expectations are for Halesowen.
EXAMINATION IN PUBLIC (EIP)
The Halesowen Area Action Plan was considered by an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government at an Examination in Public held on the 21st May 2013. The Inspector found the Halesowen Area Action Plan to be sound subject to a number of modifications. The Inspector’s Report was published on the 15th August 2013, and the adopted Halesowen Area Action Plan incorporates the Report’s binding recommendations.
Dudley MBC adopted the Halesowen AAP at a meeting of Council on 7th October 2013.
The plan is now subject to a period of challenge: any person aggrieved by the Halesowen Area Action Plan may make an application under Section 113 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 to the High Court on the grounds that:
The document is not within the appropriate power;
A procedural requirement has not been complied with.
Any such application must be made promptly and in any event no later than the end of the period of six weeks of the date of the adoption of the Halesowen Area Action Plan, i.e. by the 18th November 2013.
The adopted Halesowen AAP can be viewed by using the relevant link below, together with the Sustainability Appraisal Report and the Adoption Statement.
Copies of these documents are also available for public inspection free of charge at:-
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
4 Ednam Road
(Monday to Thursday 8.45am to 5pm, and Friday 8.45 am to 4.30pm)
All main public libraries in Dudley Borough (opening times may vary).
Other documentation associated with the Halesowen Area Action Plan can also be accessed below or otherwise by viewing the Evidence and Examination pages.