Planning 2026 consultation in Brownhills today!

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Brownhills and the wider borough – where to next? Photo supplied by Pete Hummings via Madwblog.

Hey folks – sorry about the late notice but just spotted on Twatter that there a planning consultation going on today in Brownhills – just on Tesco car park from 10am until 3:30pm – it’s about wider planning strategies in the borough and your views on current policy – feel free to attend and have your say.

Walsall has to create planning and development frameworks by law and the process is ongoing. If you miss this event, see the press release below and there will be other chances to make yourself heard.

Walsall Planning said:

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.

A consultation event has been arranged at Brownhills, outside Tesco on Monday 11th April between 10am and 3:30pm for people to drop in, ask questions and have their say on the proposals.

These three 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 plans look to address 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 is that we have confirmed which sites are proposed to be allocated for development as permanent Gypsy and Traveller pitches and we have also reduced our estimate of the total number of additional pitches that are likely to be needed over the next 10 years. Several of the potential sites identified at the previous stage are no longer proposed to be taken forward.

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

More events will be arranged throughout the borough and details will be available on http://www.walsall.gov.uk. We would also welcome suggestions for events and people should contact Planning Policy to discuss ideas.

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

In order for the Council to formally take into account your views they must be submitted in writing and forms are available on our website to help you to give us your comments. Responses can be sent to planningpolicy@walsall.gov.uk or by post to Planning Policy, Regeneration and Development, Economy & Environment Directorate, Walsall Council, Civic Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall, WS1 1DG.

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