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Planning and buildings downloads

The following files are available for download. Files in PDF format can be read using Adobe Reader. MS Word and Powerpoint files can be read by using their respective applications or any alternatives.

Building Regulations - application forms

Application forms for Building regulations / Building control.

Statement of community involvement

Supporting documents in relation to the Statement of community involvement

Supplementary planning documents

This is a list of supplementary planning documents (SPD) and supporting documents available for viewing

Building contract specifically for a home owner/occupier

Use this contract if you,the customer, deal directly with a builder working on your home. It is not generally suitable for large projects where you may need to employ a consultant to act for you.

Scheme for the recovery of Building Regulation charges and associated matters

Documentation to support the Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 2010.

Supplementary planning guidance and documents

Documents providing guidance on issues which should be considered when designing and developing the borough

Tipton Area Action Plan

Documentation for the Tipton Area Action Plan (AAP) which provides a land use framework to guide development in a specific part of Tipton.

Conservation area reports

Reports relating to some of the conservation areas within Sandwell.

The Eastern Gateway Masterplan

The Masterplan is to establish a planning and design framework, which a development partner should acknowledge/utilise in preparation of future detailed plans.

Position Statement Strategic Spatial Planning

Position Statement: Strategic Spatial Planning in the West Midlands Metropolitan Area

Site Allocation Consultation

Site allocation Policies Consultation

West Bromwich Civic Quarter Supplementary Planning Document

Adopted West Bromwich Civic Quarter Planning & Design Brief

West Bromwich Civic Quarter Consultation Statement

Consultation process on the West Bromwich Civic Quarter

Building For Life Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Building for Life has become a widely recognised nationally accredited standard for well-designed new homes and neighbourhoods & and was adopted as an SPD by Sandwell MBC on 19/03/11.

Developing and managing local lists adopted Janaury 2012

To preserve historic character and distinctiveness of Sandwell through adoption of local lists.

Site Allocations and Delivery Development Plan Document

The SADDPD will guide development within the Borough till 2021 (except for the area covered by the West Bromwich AAP).

Windmill Eye Neighbourhood Plan Supplementary Planning Document

The Windmill Eye Neighbourhood Plan SPD is a Masterplan that sets out proposals which aim to assist in regenerating this particular area of Smethwick. In particular, it looks at how the housing choice and quality can be improved, where intervention is required and at what level. It is also looking at other issues such as the quality and access to open space, education and community facilities as well as improving easy access to services and the wider area. Consultation on the draft document took place from 1st November 2010 to 13th December 2010.

The Black Country five year Growth Plan

The Black Country five year growth plan document introduces the planned investment over the next 5 years, sets out development opportunities and helps prioritise and plan for new investment.

Site Allocations and Delivery Development Plan Document Consultation Report

This report reviews the consultation undertaken during the production of the
Site Allocations & Delivery Development Plan Document (SAD DPD) between
September 2008 and August 2011.

Site Allocations and Delivery Development Plan Document Equality Impact Assessment

Equality Impact Assessment for Sandwell Site Allocations and Delivery Development Plan Document

Rowley Regis definitive map - Modification order

Rowley Regis definitive map Modification order

Wednesbury definitive map - Modification order

Wednesbury definitive map modification order

Black Country Planning and Development Charter

The Black Country Planning and Development Charter sets out how Sandwell Council will work in partnership with its customers and stakeholders to achieve high quality sustainable development.

Site Allocations and Delivery Development Plan Document Consultation Statement

Site Allocations and Delivery Development Plan Document Consultation Statement October 2011

West Bromwich Area Action Plan

West Bromwich Area Action Plan

Smethwick Area Action Plan

Details and documentation about the Smethwick Area Action Plan.

Examinations Guidance Notes

Guidance Notes for the Site Allocations and Delivery Development Plan Document and the West Bromwich Area Action Plan Examinations

Sandwell independent examinations final programme of hearings 13 march 2012

A final programme of hearings for Sandwells independent examinations 13 March 2012

Grove Lane Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document

Grove Lane Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document

Core documents list 2 April 2012

Core documents list 2 April 2012.

Schedule of hearing showing participants with detailed matters

Schedule of hearing showing participants with detailed matters

Schedule with Matters and Issues December 22 2011

Schedule with Matters and Issues December 22 2011

Examinations - List of Core Documents 2 July 2012

Independent Examination of Sandwell Site Allocations and Delivery Development Plan Document and West Bromwich Area Action Plan - List of Core Documents

Examinations list of core documents

A list of core documents for examinations of the Site Allocations and Delivery Development Plan Document and West Bromwich Area Action Plan.

Brades Village supplementary planning document

Documents supporting the Brades Village Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).

Hill Top supplementary planning documents

Documents supporting the Hill Top Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) on intensification

This provides additional supplementary guidance to the policy and proposals set out in the Council's Adopted Unitary Development Plan (2004). The Intensification Guide was adopted in April 2007.

Lyng supplementary planning documents

The Lyng Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) was adopted as Council policy on 31st October 2006. The SPD sets out the objectives and principles that will underpin the redevelopment of the site.

The preparation of transport assessments and travel plans

This document aims to provide additional, more detailed advice on planning policy to anyone intending to make a planning application or develop a proposal within Sandwell.

Examinations index of participants and statements 16 Febrary 2012

Site Allocations and Delivery Development Plan Document and West Bromwich Area Action Plan Examinations Index of participants and statements 16 Febrary 2012.

Supplementary planning document - the preparation of transport assessments and travel plans

Guidance for developers on how to consider the transport aspects of developments when making a planning application.

Windmill Eye neighbourhood plan

Supplementary planning document for the Smethwick Windmill Eye area.

Executive Summary

Smethwick Conservation Area Character Appraisal.

Site Allocation and Delivery Development Plan Document (DPD) Implications of the National Planning Policy Framework

Correspondents on Site Allocation and Delivery DPD Implications of the National Planning Policy Framework.

Written response charges for planning permitted development and general enquiries

Written response charges for planning permitted development and general enquiries

Historic built environment documents

A list of historic built environment documents for the borough of Sandwell

West Bromwich Area Action Plan Adoption - December 2012

West Bromwich Area Action Plan Adoption Document December 2012

Urban Design Brochure

work experience, urban design, planning, design

Mafeking Road Sales Particulars

Mafeking Road Sales Particulars

Tunnel Road Sales Particulars

Sales Particulars for Tunnel Road

Tunnel Road Development Prospectus

Development Prospectus for Tunnel Road

Ashtree Road Development Prospectus

Ashtree Road Development Prospectus

Urban Design and Building Services

Downloads for Urban Design and Building Services

Popes Lane Marketing Particulars

Popes Lane Marketing Particulars

Brook Road/Wolverhampton Road Sales Particulars

Brook Road/Wolverhampton Road Sales Particulars

Revised Building Regulation Fees and Charges October 2016

Revised Fees Schedule for Building Regulation applications as of 1st October 2016

Groveland Road Development Prospectus

Groveland Road Development Prospectus

Land Charges Fees 2017

Local Land Charge Fees 2017

Canal image photograph

Image showing canalside activity at Dudley Port