Local Plan Consultation

Engagement with our communities and stakeholders has always been a very important part of the planning process in South Staffordshire.

In the context of an increasingly digital planning system, our new, dedicated online platform allows users to have their say on consultations concerning strategic planning matters such as the Local Plan.

The consultation portal is at: South Staffordshire - Opus Consult (oc2.uk), and will be used to consult on the preparation of the Local Plan alongside other strategic planning issue, such as planning guidance and housing strategy.

Our consultation system and how to use it

Setting up or managing an account and logging in at South Staffordshire Opus Consult (oc2.uk)

1. The option to ‘login' or to ‘register' can be found in the top right-hand corner of the consultation portal home page. You only need to register and login if you wish to make a representation; you can view documents and published representations without registering or logging in.

2. If you have made comments previously, then you will automatically have been set up with an account using the email address provided to us at the time. If this is the case, then use the ‘I cannot remember my password' link found on the ‘login' page. The system will now automatically guide you through the registration process.

3. You will be asked to select topics which you would like to be contacted about. If you submit a representation, you will be notified of the Local Plan progress automatically. You can change your topic preferences (and other details) within your profile at any time by selecting the ‘My account' drop-down menu in the top right-hand corner when logged in.

Viewing a document, making a representation and viewing published representations

We have produced a step by step guide to take you through the process, but if you have any problems using the consultation portal, or would like further help, then please get in touch with the Strategic Planning Team at localplans@sstaffs.gov.uk or call 01902 696423.

Data Protection

The Strategic Planning Team manages and maintains a register of persons who have an interest in local planning documents (Local Plan Database); those who wish to register land for future development on our Self and Custom Build Register and/or Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA); and regarding Empty Properties. In order to do this in an effective way we will need to collect and use personal information about you. For more information about how we process this data see Strategic Planning Team - Data Protection.


Local Plans
Telephone: (01902) 696000
Email: localplans@sstaffs.gov.uk

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