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Dudley Borough Development Strategy

Publication (Pre-submission) Document


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).

In 2014, Dudley Council consulted on a draft version (Preferred Options) of the Dudley Borough Development Strategy setting out borough-specific planning policies to guide development decisions and planning approvals as well as providing draft site specific allocations primarily for housing and employment uses up to 2026.

Representations were received from nearly 60 different organizations, businesses and members of the public raising over 200 different issues. Following careful consideration of each issue, a number of changes were made and the main changes were published in September 2015 in a Modifications Document.

After further representations were considered, this Publication stage document represents the final draft of the Dudley Borough Development Strategy.

It will be available for comment from Monday 11th January 2016 for a period of six weeks until Monday 22nd February 2016.

How to Comment


The Publication Stage document is a final opportunity for key stakeholders and the public to make representations on the ‘legal compliance’ and ‘soundness’ of the Document. This is therefore the last chance to comment on the emerging Dudley Borough Development Strategy before it is submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

If you do make comments on the document, please specify the matters to which they relate and the grounds on which they are made. A representation form is available to download below as well a guidance note, to assist in making representations.

We would encourage you to submit electronic representations to this document wherever possible. You can respond to this consultation at:

Email: localplan@dudley.gov.uk

Post:   Strategic Planning and Historic Environment
Place Directorate
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
4 Ednam Road
West Midlands, DY1 1HL

Responses must be received by the Council by the end of Monday 22nd February 2016. The Council will not accept your representation if it is received after this date.

Please note that comments received can’t be treated as confidential as all comments must be made publicly available in accordance with government regulations. The information you provide will only be used for the purposes of consultation on the Dudley Borough Development Strategy and will not be used for any other purposes.

During the consultation period copies of the Dudley Borough Development Strategy Publication Document and representation forms will be available in the Main Libraries in Dudley, Brierley Hill, Halesowen and Stoubridge, the Reception at 4 Ednam Road, Dudley and at Dudley Council Plus in Castle Street, Dudley.

What Happens Next?

Following this consultation, the Borough Development Strategy will be submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination which is anticipated to be held in summer 2016.
Following this the Council intends to adopt the Strategy in Autumn 2016. Please let us know if you would like to be informed when it is submitted for examination, when the results of that examination are published and/or when the AAP is adopted.

Contact Details

  • Name Planning Help Desk
  • Address Strategic Planning and Historic Environment, Planning and Economic Development, Directorate of Place, 4 Ednam Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1HL
  • Telephone 01384 814136