Local Plan

Bromsgrove Plan Review Update

The Community Association have been informed that the next consultation stage of the Bromsgrove Plan review is scheduled to be taking place in Autumn 2019.

It is envisaged that the autumn consultation will consist of the call for potential development sites, alongside a further issues  document which builds on the issues and options consultation from 2018.

Prior to the autumn consultation, in the spring/summer of 2019 in order to help inform submissions as part of the call for sites process, District Council officers will also publish revised draft methodologies for the Green Belt Purposes Assessment, and the Site Selection Process.

A more detailed timetable (Local Development Scheme) which outlines all the phases for plan production will also be published in due course.

Local Plan Consultation

The Bromsgrove District Plan 2011-2030 is being reviewed.

The current Bromsgrove District Plan (BDP), which was adopted in January 2017, forms part of the statutory development plan for the district, it sets out the Council’s vision and strategy for the area until 2030 and provides the basis for decisions on planning applications.

The current adopted Plan only allocates enough land to provide 4,700 of the 7,000 dwellings required to meet the District’s need for the 2011-2030 period.  The Council recognises that there may be a need to assist with the identification of land to meet the housing shortfall within the wider West Midlands sub-region.

The plan is usually reviewed every 5 years.

The District Council needs help to identify all of the planning issues facing Bromsgrove in order to develop appropriate policies to address them. The issues and Options consultation is open until the 19th November 2018 and the Council will be seeking views on the following:

  • Strategic Issues for Bromsgrove District
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Transport
  • Town Centre and Local Centres
  • Social Infrastructure
  • Natural & Historic Environment
  • Climate Change and Water Resources

Consultation documents are online and can be downloaded from the Council website:

To give the Council your views