In addition to the Statutory List of 'Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest', Dudley Council itself compiles a “Local List” of buildings and structures 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” was, therefore, compiled to provide a measure of protection to the most important of these historic buildings and structures.
The Local List for Dudley Borough was originally approved for adoption by Dudley Council's Development Control Committee on 12th December 1996. At this time, the List stood at over 400 items.
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.
Dudley Council is currently undertaking a process to review the Local List to ensure that Dudley 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 Local List, Dudley Council proposed a set of updated local listing assessment criteria. These criteria were the subject of a public consultation exercise which ran from 15th May to 26th June 2015. A spreadsheet list of representations received and Dudley Council’s responses to them is available below.
Informed by representations received to this public consultation exercise, a final version set of updated local listing assessment criteria was produced and approved by Dudley Council’s Development Control Committee on 23 February 2016. A copy of the Report to Development Control Committee including (as Appendix 1) the updated assessment criteria is available below.
Following its approval, this final version set of updated local listing assessment criteria is now being used by Dudley Council officers to re-assess those buildings and structures on the Local List in terms of whether they should be retained or removed from this List.
A revised Dudley Local List will then be produced and put before Dudley Council’s Development Control Committee for its approval and adoption towards the end of 2016.
Dudley Council will notify stakeholders once a final version of the revised Dudley Local List has been approved and adopted.
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