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RTPI West Midlands Planning Authority of the Year 2024

Planning Authority of the Year 2024


Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

The Planning Team at Sandwell are part of the community they serve, with the majority of officers being from or live in the borough. This unique foundation creates a shared commitment and dedication to bring equitable prosperity to Sandwell. Through securing significant investment and robust inclusive plan making the team have delivered new colleges, homes, transport links, economic growth activities, and community facilities – all with the aim of improving life outcomes for residents. The team advocate respect and trust, creating an inclusive environment, to enable team members to flourish.


Judges‘ comment: An impressive array of planning and regeneration achievements in a very challenging environment. The submission demonstrates a clear commitment from the team to positively tackling the issues in the Borough, with an emphasis on local engagement and developing staff.