Spatial Housing Strategy & Infrastructure Delivery
We are now consulting on the second stage of our Local Plan which is focused on broad locations for housing growth and the infrastructure required to deliver the growth. This consultation is not site specific, but looks at seven different options to deliver housing to meet South Staffordshire's own housing needs and a contribution towards unmet housing need in the wider region.
It does not cover employment growth or the needs of the Gypsy and Traveller community. These issues will be consulted on at Preferred Options, scheduled for summer 2020.
We are also consulting on an update to our Affordable Housing and Housing Mix Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). We have a strong track record of delivering affordable homes and the SPD sets out the Council's expectations in relation to the provision of housing in the district. This provides clarity for landowners, developers, registered providers and residents and will ensure a consistent approach is taken between sites across the district.
The consultation runs for 8 weeks from Thursday 17 October until 5pm Thursday 12 December 2019.
We welcome your views on the strategy options and the supporting Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP) which sits alongside the Spatial Housing Strategy. You can also comment on the supporting studies which include the Green Belt Study, Landscape Study and Sustainability Appraisal.
Draft Affordable Housing and Housing Mix SPD
Your comments must be made in writing by email, letter or response form and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively, you can send them by post to Local Plans Team, Council Offices, Codsall, South Staffordshire, WV8 1PX.
NB: 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 However your contact details will not be published. See our full Data Protection link below.
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