Thousands of responses from a major Black Country planning consultation are being shared with the public online.

The petitions, letters, comments and other feedback from the Black Country Plan consultation have been made available for public scrutiny.

Almost 20,800 people across the Black Country responded to the plan in the form of individuals, organisations and group responses, and a further 18,000 people signed petitions.

In addition to the publication of responses, we will be contacting every person or household who submitted a petition, individual or group response to the eight-week consultation last year outlining the next steps and keeping them informed.

While the vast majority of responses related to Dudley, feedback in Wolverhampton included group responses from more than 1,000 residents.

City of Wolverhampton Council Director for Regeneration, Richard Lawrence, said: “Sharing all the feedback and information online is something the Black Country authorities have chosen to do.

“We are also contacting everyone who took the time to share their views with us as part of the consultation to keep them informed at every step of the way.

“Local people are essential to making sure this plan is right and I would like to thank everyone who took the time to have their say on this important topic.”

The 4 Black Country authorities have published the consultation responses online at Black Country Plan.

The updated Black Country Plan (Publication Plan) will be published this autumn (2022) when all Black Country authorities will be asked to approve a final consultation on the new plan.