Planning consultation draws to a close

Last updated: 27/10/2015 16:21:30

news Walsall residents and businesses are being urged to have their say on a crucial planning consultation before the window closes on Monday 2 November.

The Council is inviting comments on three key documents that form the basis of where homes will be built, jobs created and the environment protected across the borough, and how Walsall town centre will develop over the next 10 years.

The eight week consultation began on Monday 7 September and planning officers have been visiting venues across Walsall to help residents understand the proposals.

Its draft Site Allocations Document identifies potential sites for a further 4,000 homes and land that could be used to generate thousands of employment opportunities and other uses in the borough. Council bosses are also inviting comments on the proposed improvements for Walsall town centre under its Area Action Plan, as well as proposals for the Community Infrastructure Levy which, if introduced, would provide much needed revenue to maintain and improve infrastructure.

You can have your say online and view the consultation documents by:

- visiting www.walsall.gov.uk/planning_2026
- read the blog: www.walsallplanning2026.co.uk
- visiting the Facebook page: Walsall Planning 2026
- or on Twitter @wmbc_planning, using the hashtag #Walsall2026

Hard copies of the documents are available at the Council's First Stop Shop in Darwall Street and in Walsall Libraries for those without access to the internet.

The consultation closes at 5pm on Monday 2 November 2015. The Council will consider all of the representations it receives as it takes the plans to the next stage. It is anticipated there will be another round of consultation early in 2016.
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