Local Plan Review

Details of the review of the current adopted Local Plan for South Staffordshire.

*Local Plan Review: Publication Plan Consultation 2024 has now CLOSED*

Any comments submitted after the close of the consultation at noon, Friday, 31 May 2024 are not considered to be Duly Made under planning regulations.

If you have submitted a representation to the consultation we will not respond to you separately about your comments.  This is because all comments made will be reviewed by the council after the consultation has ended, and will be passed on the the independent planning inspector who will carry out the Examination of the plan

The Publication Plan 2024 consultation ran for 6 weeks beginning Thursday, April 18 until 12 noon, Friday, May 31, 2024.  

Details of our consultation events, and guidance on how to make comments are available below.

You can see the supporting evidence on our Local Plan Review Evidence Base page.

Consultation Events

We are holding two online Question and Answer sessions, and five in-person consultation events, to give you the opportunity to find out about the Publication Plan, and put questions to the strategic planning team.  These events are open to anyone, within and outside South Staffordshire.

Online Q&As

Evening sessions run between 6pm and 8pm.  There will be a short presentation based on Localities at the beginning of the session, followed by a chance to ask questions live in the chat. Questions do not need to be locality based, you can ask about any part of the district at either meeting.  You can also submit questions in advance to localplans@sstaffs.gov.uk There is no need to register, just click on the links to join the meeting.  

In Person Appointments

You can talk to members of the strategic planning team about the Publication Plan consultation at five locations across the district. This is strictly by appointment only, and slots can be booked between 10.30am and 6.30pm by calling 01902 696423.  Appointments will be for up to 6 people at a time. Anyone can attend, at any of the locations, you are not restricted to the locality where the meeting is being held.

  • Essington Community Centre on Tuesday, April 23rd
  • Wombourne Civic Centre (Council Chamber) on Wednesday, May 1st
  • Haling Dene Centre, Penkridge on Tuesday, May 7th
  • Brewood Library on Wednesday, May 15th
  • Council Chamber, Codsall on Monday, May 20th

You can also arrange a personal Teams meeting, or speak with members of the team by phone, call 01902 696423. 

Making Representations, Forms and Guidance

Representations must be made in writing and during the formal consultation period, Thursday 18 April until 12 noon Friday 31 May, 2024. Comments made outside this period will not be accepted.  Please note representations cannot be kept confidential and will be available for public scrutiny, including your name and/or organisation (if applicable). However, your contact details will not be published.

The simplest way to make representations is to use our online consultation system: South Staffordshire - Consultations (oc2.uk)

A model representation form can be downloaded, and to request a word version please email localplans@sstaffs.gov.uk or call 01902 696423.

Earlier Local Plan Review Consultations

We began the review of our current Local Plan in 2018. The previous stages of the review are set out below:

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