REGISTER NOW for the public consultation: follow the link to Black Country Plan Consultation Database.
Local Plan – Key Maps and Site lists:
Local Plan – Key Websites:
Local Plan – Key Green Belt Documents:
Response to HLC study (K. James) (PDF link)
Black Country Green Belt Study (Sep 2019)
Evidence base for South Staffs (for Clent View Road Fields)
Historical Reports and Articles by Kevin James:
The Historical Landscape of Stourbridge’s Green Belt (PDF)
Addendum to the above, Feb 2021 (PDF)
Response to Historic Landscape Characterisation Study (PDF)
The History in our Green Belt (Blackcountryman article) (PDF)
Stourbridge’s Ancient Heathland (PDF)
Kingswinford Ridge (PDF)
Historic green belt walk “Beating the Bounds” ( leaflet: PDF)
Kevin James main site for more articles
Dudley Council and Planning:
CPRE ‘Vision for Planning’ (Jan 2021)
CPRE response to the Government’s National Planning Policy Framework consultation (CPRE, May 2018)
Protect your Local Sites:
Ancient Tree Inventory (Woodland Trust) (public can add trees)
The Hedgerows Regulations 1997 (criteria for ‘important hedgerows’)
Local Green Space designation (Open Spaces Society)
Protect your Local Fields (Fields in Trust)
Issues of Housing Need:
Action on Empty Homes – facts and figures (data on Empty Homes)
Do not destroy the Black Country Green Belt Key Report on Urban Capacity and Green Belt Material (CPRE Feb 2020, not currently available online)
Better Brownfield (CPRE Mar 2015)
Tackling the UK Housing Crisis – is Supply the Answer? (Report, 2010)
Young People and Homelessness Factsheet (Shelter, 2005)
Addressing complex needs: improving services for vulnerable homeless people (Shelter, May 2015)
Needless demand: How a focus on need can help solve the housing crisis (CPRE, Sep 2017)
Why building more homes will not solve Britain’s housing crisis (Guardian, Jan 2018)
Save Stourbridge Green Belt is an independent website run by a group of Stourbridge residents.
Our aims are:
- to raise public awareness of threats to Stourbridge’s Green Belt.
- to inform local residents by providing links to publicly available material.
- to encourage participation in public consultations, relevant petitions and in contacting those in public office, thereby supporting the democratic process.