• July 2024
  • Have your say on the draft Sandwell Local Plan

The Local Plan is a document that plans for the future development of our borough. It sets out how and where we expect to build the new homes we need up to 2041, and what land is required to accommodate new jobs.

This consultation gives you the chance to have your say on the sites that are proposed for development, and where development should or shouldn’t take place in Sandwell.

Sandwell Council has identified enough land to build more than 11,000 new homes by 2041. However, this isn’t enough to meet the expected housing needs of our growing population. Around 97% of these homes will be built on previously developed or brownfield land. The Plan protects the Green Belt and does not propose any new development within it.

The Plan also sets out how we will address challenges like dealing with climate change, protecting our natural environment, supporting our high streets, and encouraging sustainable travel. It includes policies that will help us meet our target to be a carbon neutral borough by 2041.


How you can get involved

It is really important that everyone who is interested gets involved in the consultation.

Don’t miss your chance to have a say!

The consultation is now live and will end on Monday 18 December at 5pm.

You can view the consultation documents and comment by visiting


Paper copies of the consultation documents and summary document are also available in all Sandwell’s libraries.

Sandwell Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Councillor Peter Hughes, said:

“I would encourage all Sandwell residents and businesses to look at the draft plan and let us have their views on it. This is about our borough’s future so the more people get involved, the better the outcome for all.”

If you have any issues accessing the consultation documents, or would like to arrange to speak to a Planning Policy Officer, please email Sandwell_LocalPlan@sandwell.gov.uk or call 0121 569 4054.