Site Allocations and Delivery Development Plan Document

Following the councils resolution to adopt the Sandwell Site Allocations and Delivery DPD and West Bromwich Area Action Plan on 4 December 2012 there is a legal challenge period.

Any person aggrieved by the above documents may make an application to the High Court under Section 113 of the Planning and Compulsary Purchase Act 2004 on the grounds that:

  • the document is not within the appropriate powers
  • and or that a procedural requirement has not been complied with.

Any application to the High Court must be made no later than seven weeks from 4 December 2012.

Site Allocation and Delivery Development Plan Document Final Statement December 2012

The Site Allocations and Delivery Development Plan Document will identify sufficient sites and areas to meet the Borough's housing and employment needs, and will protect the Borough's historic, built and green infrastructure.

Sandwell Policies map illustrates all of the proposals in the Site Allocations and Delivery Development Planning Document (SAD DPD) and the Smethwick, Tipton and West Bromwich Area Action Plans (AAP).

Inspectors report

Following on from the Hearing on 28 and 29 February 2012 the Inspector Mr Crysell has now concluded his Examination into the Site Allocations and Delivery Development Plan Document (SADDPD). The Planning Inspectorate has now issued the Inspectors Report to the Council which concludes that, subject to the inclusion of Main Modifications, the plan has been found to be 'Sound'.

It is the intention of the Local Authority to now proceed with the Adoption of the SADDPD, scheduled to be December 2012. A copy of the Inspectors Report can be viewed by accessing the link below.

Inspectors Report on the Examination of the Sandwell Site Allocations and Delivery Development Plan Document and the West Bromwich Area Action Plan

The Government published the National Planning Policy Framework (The Framework) and Planning Policy for Traveller Sites in March 2012. Consultation on how these affected the Site Allocations and Delivery DPD ended on Monday 14 May 2012. Comments received can be viewed on the Examinations page.

National Planning Policy Framework

Planning Policy for Traveller Sites

The Site Allocations and Delivery Development Plan Document (SAD DPD) was submitted to the Secretary of State on 31 October 2011. An Examination took place on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 February 2012. Links and associated documents can be found below.

Consultation on main modifications

The Inspector, Mr Crysell, proposed a number of main modifications to the Sandwell Site Allocations and Delivery Development Plan Document (DPD) and West Bromwich AAP following the recent examinations hearing sessions. These were changes he considered necessary to make the plans sound. The Schedules of Main Modifications to the Site Allocations and Delivery DPD and West Bromwich AAP, and the responses to the Main Modifications can be found on the Examinations webpage.

Consultation on additional modifications

Sandwell Council published a number of additional modifications to the Sandwell Site Allocations and Delivery DPD and West Bromwich AAP. These are minor changes which have been made in response to earlier representations and to correct factual errors and mistakes, or clarify points which arose during the Examination and are for information only.

The council invited all parties who had made submissions on either of the above plans to write in and let them know their views on the additional modifications by 26 June 2012. Please note that none of these modifications affect the soundness of the plans and comments received will not be passed onto the Inspector.

Comments were received from:

The Documents are available to view below:

Site Allocations and Delivery Development Plan Document and Sustainability Appraisal

Site Allocations and Delivery Development Plan Document- Comments received

Site Allocations and Delivery Development Plan Document - Consultation Report

Site Allocations and Delivery Development Plan Document - Equality Impact Assessment

Site Allocations and Delivery Development Plan Document - Habitats Regulations Assessment

Site Allocations and Delivery Development Plan Document - Proposed Changes to the Publication Sandwell SADDPD

Site Allocations and Delivery Development Plan Document - Consultation Statement

Site Allocations and Delivery Development Plan Document - Evidence Base List

SAD DPD Examination

Site Allocations and Delivery Development Plan Document Map Note

Site Allocations and Delivery Development Plan Document Publication Document

Sustainability Report for Site Allocations and Delivery Development Plan Document