The Local Plans Team is responsible for the preparation of
planning policy in South Staffordshire. Working with key
stakeholders, local communities and colleagues in other service
areas, the Local Plans section contributes to the Council’s
corporate aims and objectives in improving the environment and
shaping the places where we live.
|The Local Plans team does not deal with planning applications.
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Please click on one of the links below for further
The Development Plan
The Council has a statutory duty to prepare
a development plan, which provides the planning framework for
all new development in South Staffordshire. The current
Development Plan for South Staffordshire consists of:
- The Adopted Core Strategy, 2012
The Core Strategy is the first part of the new Local Plan for
South Staffordshire. Once adopted, the Site Allocations Document
(SAD) will complete the Local Plan. Consultation on Issues and
Options for the SAD will begin in early 2014.
The development plan must also be consistent
with National Policy known as the National Planning Policy
Framework (NPPF) and further details can be found on the Communities and Local
The Government introduced changes to the
planning system in 2004 when the Planning and Compulsory Purchase
Act came into force. This has also been amended by the
Localism Act 2011.
South Staffordshire Local Plan will be made up of a number of
separate documents, which collectively will guide development in
the District. As and when the Council adopts documents in the
Local Plan, they will supersede policies in the currently adopted
Read all the latest news on the
Local Plan and Policy Planning. Recently published documents
and up and coming events can be viewed here.
On-line Consultation System
Engaging with local communities and stakeholders, and hearing local
views is paramount to the preparation of the local planning
strategy. For this reason you can now make your views known or see
responses to previous consultations online 24/7.
Internal Link: On-Line
Sustainable Community Strategy
Communities and Local
Link: Planning Aid (West
Link: Planning Officers
Link: Planning Portal
Link: Royal Town
Planning Institute (RTPI)
Planning Advisory Service
Link: Staffordshire County
Link: English Heritage
Link: Environment Agency
Link: Staffordshire Wildlife
Biodiversity Action Plan
The Local Plans
Telephone: (01902) 696000
Planning and Strategic Services
South Staffordshire Council