Public have their say on final planning documents

Last updated: 21/03/2016 14:35:38

planning Planning bosses in Walsall are urging businesses and residents to have their say in the third stage of its consultation for the Site Allocation Document, Town Centre Area Action Plan and Community Infrastructure Levy.

These key documents form the basis of where homes will be built, jobs created and the environment protected across the borough, and how the Walsall town centre will develop over the next 10 years.

This third stage of consultation is known as the 'publication stage' and are the final versions of the Document that the council intends to submit for examination by a Planning Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State. The Plan includes reviewing the comments and views received from members of the public and organisations in response to the 'preferred options' consultation from last Autumn.

One of the key changes in this latest document refers to the reduced number of pitches required for Gypsies and Travellers. Suggestions made at earlier stages in the consultation process called for a reduction in the number of potential sites that were identified and revisions have been made. The projected decrease in the number of pitches required for the next ten years and the proposed sites reflects the comments from residents.

The 8 week consultation started on Monday 7 March and concludes on Tuesday 3 May.

A consultation event will be held at Walsall's Council House, Lichfield Street on Thursday 7 April 2016 between 1pm and 7pm where people can attend and ask questions. More events will be arranged throughout the borough and details will be available on

To have your say online and view the consultation documents go to, read the blog at, visit the Facebook page: Walsall Planning 2026 or on Twitter @wmbc_planning, using the hashtag #Walsall2026