Have your say on the draft Sandwell Local Plan

Sandwell Council House

Sandwell residents are being invited to have their say on the draft Sandwell Local Plan.

The Local Plan is a document that plans for the future development of the borough. It sets out how and where the council expect to build the new homes up to 2041, and what land is required to accommodate new jobs.

This consultation gives you the chance to have your say on the sites that are proposed for development, and where development should or shouldn’t take place in Sandwell.

Sandwell Council has identified enough land to build more than 11,000 new homes by 2041. However, this isn’t enough to meet the expected housing needs of a growing population. Around 97% of these homes will be built on previously developed or brownfield land.

The Plan protects the Green Belt and does not propose any new development within it.

The Plan also sets out how the council will address challenges like dealing with climate change, protecting the environment, supporting high streets and
encouraging sustainable travel. It includes policies that will help them meet targets to be a carbon neutral borough by 2041.

The consultation is open now and ends on Monday 18 December 2023. You can view the documents and complete the digital comments form by visiting sandwell.gov.uk. Paper copies of the consultation documents and summary document are also available in all Sandwell’s libraries. Sandwell Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Councillor Peter Hughes, said:

“I would encourage all Sandwell residents and businesses to look at the draft plan and let us have their views on it.

“This is about our borough’s future so the more people get involved, the better the outcome for all.”


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