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Dudley Port Supplementary Planning Document consultation

The Dudley Port area has been identified as a key area for growth within Sandwell. Set within Regeneration Corridor 9 of the Black Country Core Strategy, the area comprises traditional housing and significant areas of employment.

It also has a legacy of environmental degradation and congestion. Recent housebuilding has taken place within the corridor and the area possesses good connections and access to green spaces and the canal network. It also includes Dudley Port Railway Station which is set to become a transport Interchange with the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Metro Extension, increasing the accessibility to other areas and additional employment opportunities.

It is these qualities which it is proposed to develop further by raising the profile of the area, encouraging further enhancement of the environmental quality and promoting the Dudley Port area as a place to live, work play and invest.

A draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) has been prepared which identifies the strengths and opportunities within the area. Proposals to encourage a more sustainable living environment have been developed by using Garden City Principles, which focus on quality of life and society living harmoniously with nature, but with a more contemporary approach.  The SPD will provide the clarity developers require to invest in the longer term aspirations for the transformational change and the council will work proactively with them to bring sites forward to a development ready condition.

It is now proposed to consult widely on the Draft SPD for a six week period from 26 June until 7 August 2017.

You can view the Dudley Port SPD here.

Copies are also available at Tipton Library, Great Bridge Library, Oldbury Library and Oakham Library as well as at the Planning Offices at Oldbury Council House and Tipton Local Centre.

To make comments on the document, email at ldf_planning@sandwell.gov.uk.

For further information please contact ldf_planning@sandwell.gov.uk or call 0121 569 4055.