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The ongoing £65million transformation of Dudley town centre has received national recognition after the work was voted the winner of the national Placemaking awards 2015. 

The national Placemaking Awards 2015 have awarded the Dudley town centre project winner for the best use of heritage in place making in The West Midlands. The award revolves around the team’s work to develop the emerging Dudley Area Action Plan and to deliver a vision which retains and builds on the town’s heritage assets. Work has included the Townscape Heritage Initiative which has seen £2 million invested to repair and reinstate historic buildings throughout the town. These have included restoration works on the former Co-Operative department store on High Street, current work on the Fountain Arcade, as well as works to restore Charlton House, 168 High Street, Baylies Hall in Tower Street and the office refurbishment to Elizabeth House and Holloway Chambers in the town.

The Planning Service has also been shortlisted for the Royal Town Planning Institute Awards (RTPi). In the past 8 years the Planning Service has introduced electronic working and extended customer contact options. The award submission details this journey and identifies how it intends to continue to improve the service. The winners will be announced at the RTPi awards on 6th July 2015.

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  • Name Planning Help Desk
  • Address Development Management, Planning and Economic Development, Directorate of Place, 4 Ednam Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1HL
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