South Staffordshire Local Plan

South Staffordshire Local Plan

The Council has a statutory duty to prepare a development plan, known as a Local Plan, which provides the planning framework for new development in South Staffordshire. Our Local Plan contains a range of policies and land allocations, and is made up of two documents which are the Core Strategy and our Site Allocations document, or SAD. These two plans replace the 1996 Local Plan and together deliver the local planning strategy for South Staffordshire.

The Core Strategy was adopted in 2012 and the SAD in September 2018. You can see the documents here:

We will also prepare Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs), which support the policies in the Local Plan by setting out more details on how the policy requirements will apply.

The development plan must also be consistent with National Planning Policy which is set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The Government has also published detailed Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) which should be read alongside the NPPF.

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
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Other pages in the section

Core Strategy

The Core Strategy was adopted in 2012 and contains the strategic planning framework for South Staffordshire to 2028. It

Interactive Local Plan Map

View Local Plan policies online.

Site Allocations

In this section, find out more about the Site Allocations Preferred Options consultation.

Site Allocations Policies Maps

The adoption of the SAD on 11 September 2018 means that new policies maps are now in place to replace those that were at


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