The Planning Policy Team is responsible for producing a new Local Plan for Sandwell that will guide development in the borough up until 2041. We also monitor land use change in the borough, maintain a sound evidence base to support future planning policies, and produce planning guidance to aid the determination of planning applicaitons.
Development Plan Documents
The Development Plan for Sandwell is made up of the following documents:
- Black Country Core Strategy
- Site Allocations and Delivery Development Plan Document and Policies Map
- West Bromwich Area Action Plan
- Smethwick Area Action Plan
- Tipton Area Action Plan
There are no made Neighbourhood Development Plans in the borough and none are currently being prepared. Please contact the Planning Policy Team if you are interested in preparing a Neighbourhood Development Plan.
The new Sandwell Local Plan
Sandwell Council is preparing a new Local Plan which will set out how the borough will grow and regenerate by the year 2041. The Sandwell Local Plan will replace the current Development Plan Documents following its adoption.
The Council is updating its evidence base to support the production of the new Local Plan.
To find out more and to register for email updates visit the Sandwell Local Plan webpages.
Sandwell Local Development Scheme
The Sandwell Local Development Scheme (LDS) was was approved by Cabinet on 16 November 2022. The Local Development Scheme is the Council's programme for the production of new Development Plan Documents such as the Sandwell Local Plan.
Statement of Community Involvement
The most recent Statement of Community Involvement was published in July 2022. It explains how the Council will engage with residents, businesses and interested people in relation to planning matters.
You can contact us by email, telephone or post. Officers are working from the office and from home so the fastest way to recieve a response may be by email.
Telephone: 0121 569 4054
Post: Planning Policy, Sandwell MBC, Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury, B69 3DE