In addition to the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest', Dudley Council itself compiles a “Local List” of buildings of historic or architectural significance that are considered to make a particular contribution to Local Distinctiveness.
The bulk of the Borough’ s historic buildings, including industrial archaeological remains, were built after 1840 and so will often not meet the national criteria necessary for inclusion on the statutory lists. This does not, however, diminish their importance in terms of the local historic character of the many different townships which make up Dudley Borough. The “Local List” which stands at over 400 items has, therefore, been compiled to provide a measure of protection to the most important of these historic buildings.
Although controls are not as strict as those related to the statutory list the Council is committed to resisting proposals to demolish or adversely alter Locally Listed Buildings. This policy is set out in the Unitary Development Plan - Policy HE5.
The Strategic Planning and Historic Environment Team is happy to be contacted for advice on whether proposed changes to a property will require permission and in relation to any other related technical advice or assistance you may require.
Consultation on a proposed updated set of Dudley Local List assessment criteria (15th May to 12th June 2015)
The Local list for Dudley Borough was approved for adoption by Dudley Council’s Development Control Committee on 12th December 1996.
This list is now beginning to be outdated and requires updating to bring it in line with recent changes in national planning guidance as set out in the government’s National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The purpose of updating this list is to ensure that the Council can respond positively to regeneration opportunities whilst respecting local historic assets of value and where feasible bringing them into beneficial use.
As a first step towards updating the 1996 Dudley Borough Local List, we are proposing some updated local listing assessment criteria – these being set out in the following consultation letter (available to download at the bottom of this page) as was mailed to known occupiers and owners of locally listed buildings and structures in the Borough and to a number of stakeholders in the borough’s historic environment.
We would encourage you to submit electronic representations to these proposed updated local listing assessment criteria wherever possible. You can respond to this consultation at:
Post: Planning Policy Section
Directorate of Environment, Economy and Housing
4 Ednam Road
Your responses should ideally be received by Dudley Council before 5pm on 12th June 2015. The Council may not accept your representation if it is received after this date.
View the A to Z of current Locally Listed Buildings in Dudley
You can find out if a property you are interested in is locally listed by using the A-Z listing of the locally listed buildings in Dudley. To search, you can enter the name of the address into the keyword search box below, or search by district or SMR number. Alternatively click the show all link for information about the whole Borough.
If you cannot find the information that you are looking for, please contact us using the details below.
Further information on each of the buildings or structures on Dudley’s Local List can be found on the national Heritage Gateway website by entering the required street name or SMR number into the ‘quick search’ facility - and then scrolling down to ‘Local Records’, scrolling to and clicking on ‘Dudley Historic Environment Record’ and then selecting the required record. The Heritage Gateway website is available at Heritage Gateway