Development Management in Birmingham (Publication Version - Regulation 19) January 2020

Closed 21 Feb 2020

Opened 9 Jan 2020



Consultation on the Development Management in Birmingham Development Plan Document - Publication Version (Regulation 19)

The Development Management in Birmingham Development Plan Document (DMB) will provide detailed policies to help determine planning applications and development decisions across the city supporting the strategic policies set out in the Birmingham Development Plan which was adopted in in 2017. The document, once adopted, will replace the remaining Saved 2005 Birmingham Unitary Development Plan policies which have now become outdated.

A formal 6-week public consultation is being undertaken on the Publication version of the DMB from Thursday 9 January 2020. The consultation will close on Friday 21 February 2020.

What does the DMB document cover?

The DMB contains 16 policies organised under four topics mirroring the structure of the Birmingham Development Plan. The four topics and associated policies are as follows:-

Environment and Sustainability: DM1 Air quality, DM2 Amenity, DM3 Land affected by contamination and hazardous substances, DM4 Landscaping and trees, DM5 Light pollution, DM6 Noise and vibration

Economy and network of centres: DM7 Advertisements, DM8 Places of worship, DM9 Day nurseries and early years provision

Homes and Neighbourhoods: DM10 Standards for residential development, DM11 Houses in multiple occupation, DM12 Residential Conversions and specialist accommodation, DM13 Self and custom build housing

Connectivity: DM14 Highway safety and access, DM15 Parking and servicing, DM16 Telecommunications

Why We Are Consulting

Early last year we consulted on the Preferred Options Document (the previous stage to the Publication Document). If you commented on the Preferred Options Document, you will see how your comments have been considered and addressed in the accompanying Consultation Statement to the Publication Document (see below).

The Council is now inviting comments on the Publication Document as part of the formal public consultation. At this stage, all comments and representations received will be forwarded directly to the Minister of Housing Communities and Local Government alongside the document itself for Examination by an independent planning inspector to test the ‘soundness’ and legal compliance of the plan.  

How to view documents

You can find the Consultation Statement, view the Publication Document and associated evidence by clicking on the attachments and links below. Hard copies are also available at certain locations throughout the City (see below).

How to comment?

It would be helpful at this stage to make any comments and views using the Representation Forms provided below. You will need to fill in Part A for your details and Part B for every separate representation you wish to make. Guidance notes are also attached below to help you fill out the forms.

You can download the forms from this webpage and either email them to:

or post them to:

Planning Policy, Planning and Development, PO Box 28, 1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham, B1 1TU

Hard copies of the documents and Representation Forms can also be found at the following locations:

Birmingham City Council House (Reception)

1 Lancaster Circus (Reception)

The Library of Birmingham

Druids Heath Library and Customer Service Centre

Erdington Customer Service Centre

Northfield Customer Service Centre

Sparkbrook Health and Community Centre

Aston Library

Handsworth Library

Harborne Library

Shard End Library   

South Yardley Library

Sutton Coldfield Library

Walmley Library


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