The 2004 Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act requires the Council to replace the Unitary Development Plan (UDP) with new Development Plan Documents which form part of the Council’s emerging Local Development Framework
The Act saved the UDP policies for a period of three years from the date of adoption. This period expired on 15 October 2008.
The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has issued a Direction to Dudley MBC that specifies which policies in the UDP can continue to be saved as part of the development plan.
Only those policies that have been specified as part of the direction now form part of the UDP and all other UDP policies cease to be relevant for development control purposes.
The direction available to download below shows which UDP policies are saved.
In summary, all policies are saved except the following which no longer apply:
- S7 Mixed Use Development
- S10 Quality Design
- S13 Role of Centres
- S15 Sport, leisure and recreation
- UR7 General housing renewal
- CR5 Regeneration and Development of Centres
- CR6 New Retail Development - comparison goods
- CR7 New Retail Development - bulky comparison goods
- AM4 Road Improvements
- AM10 Hackney Carriages
- AM17 Aviation facilities
- LR8 New leisure facilities
- NC8 Temporarily vacant sites and nature conservation
- SO5 Horse Keeping
- EP2 Hazardous Substance Establishments
- EP8 Waste and Development
- EP9 Waste management facilties
- M3 Secondary Aggregates
- M4 Opencast Coal Workings
In the majority of cases, these policies have been deleted because they repeat national or regional guidance and therefore in future PPS's, PPG's or RSS11 will be quoted for development control purposes.
The saved policies will be saved until they are replaced by new policies in the Local Development Framework. Each new Development Plan Document that comes forward will be accompanied by a statement of what UDP policies are being replaced and the changes that are being made to the proposals map.