SAD Submission and Examination

Site Allocations Document Submission and Examination

The Council formally submitted the SAD to the Secretary of State on Friday 15th September 2017. Planning Inspector, Stephen Pratt BA (Hons) MRTPI, was appointed to conduct the examination to determine whether the SAD is sound.

The Council appointed a programme officer as the main point of contact for any person who made representations at the Pre-Submission Publication stage, and act as a liaison between the Council, the Inspector and the examination participants. The Programme Officer is responsible for organising and managing the administrative and procedural matters of the examination and is the first point of contact for all matters relating to the SAD examination.

As part of the Examination, hearing sessions were held from 10am on Tuesday 28 November 2017 to Friday 8 December 2017 at the Council Offices in Codsall. These hearings were open to the public to observe and those who made representations to the Publication SAD participated.

The formal Examination period has now ended.

Key Dates

SAD Document formally submitted 15 September 2017

Inspector's Initial Questions submitted to Council (PS.A.002)
(See Post Submission Documents (Part 2) - Examination Documents)

19 September 2017
Council response to Inspector's Initial Questions received (PS.B.001) 28 September 2017
Inspectors Matters Issues and Questions issued (PS.A.003) 9 October 2017
Deadline for responses to Matters Issues and Questions 4pm 3 November 2017
Draft Hearing Session Programme Published 17 October 2017

Responses to MIQ's received
(See Post Submission Documents (Part 2) - Examination Documents)

3 November 2017
Updated Hearing Session Programme Published 1 December 2017
Hearing Sessions (Commenced) 10am 28 November 2017
Hearing Sessions (Closed) 8 December 2017
Comments from Representors on "Homework" Documents 4pm 21 December 2017
Main Modifications Consultation 7 February - 5pm 21 March 2018
Inspectors Final Report received May 2018

Examination News

09 May 2018
South Staffordshire Council have now received confirmation from the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) that the Inspector has finalised his Report and that the SAD has been found sound, with the Modifications proposed and consulted on. Members will now be invited to formally adopt the SAD and once adopted, the SAD will form part of the Development Plan for South Staffordshire.

Further information can be found on the Site Allocations webpage.

Hearing Session Details

Hearing sessions commenced 10.00am Tuesday 28th November 2017 and closed Friday 8th December 2017

Hearing Sessions Programme (01.12.17)

Venue Details
South Staffordshire Council
Council Offices
Wolverhampton Road
South Staffordshire

Location Map.

Bilbrook railway station is a 5 minute walk from the Council Offices.
There is free car parking at the Council Offices as well as an overflow visitors car park at Trinity Methodist Church.

SAD Submission Core Documents (Part 1)

Core Document List

SD01 SAD Submission Plan including proposed minor modifications September 2017
SD02a SAD Regulation 22 Consultation Statement – Parts 1 & 2
SD02b SAD Regulation 22 Consultation Statement – Appendices
SD03a SAD Regulation 22 Consultation Statement Part 3 - Schedule of Publication Plan Representations and Council Response
SD03b Representations to Publication Plan
SD04 Schedule of Proposed Minor Modifications to the SAD
SD05 Schedule of Supporting Document Changes
SD06 SAD Submission - Methodology Paper
SD07 SAD Submission - Site Assessment and Discounted Sites Topic Paper
SD08 SAD Submission - Site Assessment Criteria Topic Paper
SD09 SAD Submission - Policies Maps
SD10 SAD Submission - Sustainability Appraisal (SA)
SD11 SAD Submission - Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA)
SD12 SAD Submission - Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP)
SD13 SAD Submission - Duty to Co-operate (DtC) Statement
SD14 Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)
SD15 Local Development Scheme (LDS)
SD16 Soundness Self-Assessment Checklist
SD17 Legal Compliance Self-Assessment Checklist
SD18 SAD Submission EqIA
SD19 SAD Submission Legal Notice

SD20 to SD69 are Publication Plan, Preferred Options and Issues and Options documents

SD70 to SD108d are evidence base documents and additional documents which have been published to support the Submission SAD

Post Submission Documents (Part 2 - Examination Documents)

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.


The Local Plans Team
Telephone: (01902) 696000

Programme Officer Contact Details:

Amanda Willis
Programme Officer
South Staffordshire Council
Council Offices
Wolverhampton Road
South Staffordshire

Tel: 01902 696000


Other pages in the section

Core Documents SD20 to SD69

SAD Submission - Core Documents SD20 to SD60

Post Submission Examination Documents

Post Submission Examination Documents

SAD Modifications

Modifications to the Publication Plan SAD Consultation will take place between 7 February and 21 Mach 2018

SAD Submission Core Documents SD70 to SD108d

Core Documents SD70 to SD108d contain some previously published documents and a number of documents published in support

SAD Submission SD9 Policies Maps

The following are the inset plans and policies maps to accompany the SAD Submission Site Allocations Plan.


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