Planning Policy Updates
Local Plan Review
We are seeking clarity on the new national proposals and until we fully understand the potential implications, we will not be submitting the Local Plan to the Inspectorate for examination. While we await further information from the government, we will continue working on the responses and representations made in response to the recent Regulation 19 Local Plan consultation.
Our Local Plan sets the planning framework for South Staffordshire and contains sites for new housing and employment and the policies used to decide planning applications. We must review our Local Plan at least every 5 years to make sure it's up to date.
We receive many proposals from individuals, planning agents and developers for land for inclusion in our Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA). This can be a result of our regular Calls for Sites, or on an ad hoc basis. All sites that are suggested to us are added to our SHELAA so that we have a public record of available land.
The SHELAA therefore provides an evidence base of potential sites to inform the Local Plan review. It does not make policy decisions on future housing or employment allocations.
The inclusion of sites in the SHELAA does not mean they are likely to be developed, or that the Council would view applications on these sites favourably.
Interactive Local Plan Map
See our new Interactive Local Plan Map which shows Local Plan policies, including Green Belt, and other designations such as open spaces.
Keeping in Touch
It is much quicker and easier for us to keep you informed by email. If you have made comments on any of our consultations previously you will be on our database and we will automatically contact you to keep you informed of local planning matters, including the SAD.
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.
Telephone: (01902) 696000