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The existing Brierley Hill Area Action Plan (AAP) was adopted on the 5th August 2011 and has a plan period which runs up to 2026. It provides the planning framework for the regeneration of Brierley Hill Strategic Centre and forms the current development plan for assessing and determining planning applications within the plan area.

The Brierley Hill Plan (AAP Review)

Dudley Council are now consulting on the first stage of the Brierley Hill Plan – the Issues and Options Report - from Monday 10 January 2022 to 5pm Monday 28 February 2022.

  • We are also consulting on the first stage Sustainability Appraisal which assesses the plan’s objectives and planning options against sustainable development criteria.
  • The Brierley Hill Plan (BHP) is a review of the AAP and once adopted, which is currently planned to be in 2024, will supersede it. Following its adoption in 2024, the plan period for the Brierley Hill Plan will be up to 2039.
  • The BHP will provide direction for the future growth and regeneration of the area, seek to deliver the strategic policies and targets from the emerging Black Country Plan as well as responding to national planning guidance, and important planning issues and challenges, such as Climate Change.
  • The Issues and Options Stage of the plan focuses on the planning issues facing Brierley Hill and presents options on how these issues can be resolved and needs met.

How to Comment

A number of consultation documents are attached to this webpage, including the Issues and Options Report.

You can respond to us on the BHP in a number of ways:

Alternatively, depending on the situation with regard to Covid restrictions, copies of the consultation documents will be able to be viewed at Dudley Council House, Dudley Council Plus and Brierley Hill, Kingswinford, Dudley and Stourbridge Libraries – please check for opening hours.

Also, watch this space for any events planned where you can meet Dudley Council planning officers, either in person or virtually, to discuss the plan (subject to Covid restrictions).

You can also ring us on 01384 814136 and ask to speak to a planning policy officer to find out more about the plan and the consultation.