Birmingham City Council

Birmingham Development Plan (Draft)

Birmingham Development Plan


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The Birmingham Development Plan (BDP) will set out the statutory framework to guide decisions on development and regeneration in Birmingham up to 2031. It will set out how and where new homes, jobs, services and infrastructure will be delivered and the type of places and environments that will be created. The Plan will cover the whole administrative area of the city.

By 2031 Birmingham’s population is projected to grow by 150,000. This level of growth, based on recent trends, is greater than previously considered and presents a challenge for planning the future homes, jobs and infrastructure the city needs.

There have been a number of previous rounds of consultation on the Plan and a detailed evidence base has been assembled.

Based on this, the Pre-submission version of the Plan has now been prepared. The document and the Policies Plan that accompanies it are available below.

Consultation on this version of the plan ended on 3rd March 2014. 1,524 people and organisations responded, and there were a total of 5,863 comments..

We have considered all of these responses and has concluded that no major modifications to the Plan are required.

However some of the responses highlighted inaccuracies or inconsistencies and suggested detailed changes to the wording which we consider will improve the Plan, a number of minor modifications have been agreed to reflect this. These are detailed below:


The Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State for examination on July 1st 2014. Full details of the submission documents will be published here shortly.

You can view the comments we received here.

All documentation that has contributed to the plan so far is contained here.

Document Status : Draft Development Plan Document - Pre Submission draft submitted to the DCLG 1st July 2014

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Last Updated : 1st July 2014