LDF Local Development Scheme

Local Development Scheme

Walsall Council’s Local Development Scheme (LDS) is the ‘project plan’ that sets out a programme of work for the ongoing preparation of the council’s Local Plans (formerly Local Development Framework).  It lists what Local Development Documents (LDDs) we will be producing and the timetable for their production.

Following Cabinet approval on the 15th February 2017 the revised LDS (6th Revision, March 2017) came into effect on the 24th March 2017.  The revised LDS can be viewed by opening the following attachment: Walsall LDS March 2017 (PDF 315KB)

The revised LDS set out a programme to deliver two major plans for Walsall:  

  • A Site Allocation Development Plan Document, to allocate land for development and designate other land for protection, across the borough (excluding the town and district centres); and
  • An Area Action Plan for Walsall Town Centre, to identify sites for investment and to propose and support improvements.  

The revised timetable for the preparation of the Site Allocation Document and the Walsall Town Centre Area Action Plan is anticipated to be as follows.

Progress So Far

Issues and Options

Issues and Options Reports Public Consultation

22nd April - 3rd June 2013

(6 weeks)

Preferred Options

Cabinet22nd July 2015
Preferred Options Reports Public Consultation

7th September - 2nd November 2015

(8 weeks)


Cabinet3rd February 2016
Publication (final draft plan) Public Consultation

7th March - 3rd May 2016

(8 weeks)

Cabinet for Pre-Submission Modifications27th July 2016
Pre-Submission Modifications Consultation

7th November - 19th December 2016

(6 weeks)

Cabinet15th March 2017

Future Programme

Examination and Adoption

Council Approval for Submission10th April 2017
Submission to Secretary of StateApril 2017
Examination (by Planning Inspector) July 2017
Adoption (by Council) Autumn 2017

Please see our ‘Planning 2026’ page for the latest position on our plans and consultations: www.walsall.gov.uk/planning_2026

Contact us

Planning Policy
Telephone 01922 658020
Email PlanningPolicy@walsall.gov.uk

This page was last updated on 24 March 2017