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Black Country Joint Core Strategy

Duty to Co-operate

Section 110 of the Localism Act 2011 introduced a "Duty to Co-operate" for local planning authorities and other public bodies.

It places a legal duty on local planning authorities and specific prescribed bodies to engage constructively, actively and on an ongoing basis to maximise the effectiveness of Local Plan preparation and significant planning applications in the context of strategic cross-boundary matters.

The Duty to Co-operate is not a duty to agree, however, local planning authorities should make every effort to secure the necessary co-operation on strategic cross-boundary matters before they submit their Local Plans for examination. The co-operation should produce effective and deliverable policies on strategic cross-boundary matters.