Instructions

Instructions

You can use the online consultation system to read documents published by the council and to make comments during a public consultation on a particular site option, issue or policy.



Registering, Logging In or Requesting a New password

Use the links in the security bar that runs across the top of this website. It is has a black background and the links are in white in the top right corner. 


You only need to register and login if you wish to make comments on the Black Country Plan. We need you to register to make a make a comment, also known as a representation, because for it to  be taken into consideration, it legally must include your full name, full postal and / or email address and a contact telephone number if possible. Your data will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Policy.



I've Forgotten my Password

Use the forgotten password form which is linked on the login form. Enter the email address you registered with, then check your inbox for further instructions. If you don't receive an email please check your spam folder. If we don't have a record of you we can't email you so you will need to create a new account.



Making Comments

Current documents open to public consultation will be listed on the homepage. Select one of the documents and then from the contents page, click on the chapter, site, issue or policy that you are interested in.


To make comments, click on the blue speech bubble icon adjacent to the site issue or policy that you are interested in and complete the online representation form.


If you are not logged in or registered, it will ask you to do this before you can complete the form.


 

Viewing comments

Once the comments have been redacted in line with GDPR and data protection requirements you will be able to view comments made without registering or logging in.


Select one of the documents from the Local Plan homepage and then from the contents page, click on the chapter, site, issue or policy that you are interested in.


To view comments, click on the magnifying glass icon adjacent to the site, issue or policy that you are interested in and a summary of all the comments published will be listed.


The number of comments will be displayed in brackets next to the icons.



Viewing Maps

Where there is an interactive map of a site or policy area, there will be a grey 'pin' icon adjacent to the description or policy for the site. To view the map, click on the icon.


Alternatively, the online map can be viewed here.

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