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Dudley Borough Development Strategy

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).

Following an Examination in Public which was held on the 17th May 2016 by an independent Planning Inspector, Jameson Bridgwater PGDip.TP MRTPI, the Council proposed some Major Modifications to the Plan which were put forward for consultation (as well as a number of minor changes) in response to representations and issues raised and discussed at the Examination. These changes were deemed to be necessary in order to make the Plan sound.

The Inspector issued his Report on the Examination on 1st November 2016, which concluded that the Borough Development Strategy is ‘sound’ and endorsing the Major Modifications made by the Council. The Inspectors Report and the Major Modifications are available in one document which can be downloaded below.

Adoption of the Dudley Borough Development Strategy

The Borough Development Strategy was formally adopted by Dudley Council on 27th February 2017 and was subject to a (six week) period of legal challenge which ended on 13th April 2017.
This document replaces what remains of the Unitary Development Plan (2005) which has been revoked and provides the Statutory planning framework for the Borough in conjunction with the Black Country Core Strategy and the Area Action Plans for Brierley Hill, Dudley, Halesowen and Stourbridge.

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
  • Opening Hours Monday to Friday, 8:45 am to 5:00pm, please note that the offices are closed at weekends and Bank Holidays