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Planning Services

Planning is concerned with providing for new development in a sustainable way whilst protecting and conserving the natural and built environment of the Borough. We aim to provide an efficient service, which considers all aspects of an application before making a fair and democratic decision.

If you need to contact us our details are at the bottom of the page.

Fee increase

From the 17th January 2018 Statutory Planning fees have increased. Please see the Planning Portal fee calculator for more information.

How do I find out about a planning decision?

To find out about a planning decision simply Search for the Planning Application and view it online. Alternatively you can view the weekly lists of applications that have been registered and determined.

What does the service involve?

The statutory element of the service involves;

The service also has statutory responsibilities in respect of Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas and provides a wide range of advice and guidance on planning, development and other environmental matters.

A framework for development is set out in Government guidance on the Communities and Local Government website, in more detail in Regional planning guidance and at local level in the Dudley Borough Development Strategy. Planning applications are considered against this framework, in particular the Unitary Development Plan (UDP) for the area, but also against any other material planning consideration.

Can I get further information on planning permission?

Further information on planning applications, including advice on whether you require planning permission and submitting your application, including online submission, is available by contacting us using the details at the bottom of this page. 

Duty Planning Officer

A duty planning officer is available from 9am to 5pm on weekdays, excluding bank holidays. For more information please visit the duty officer guidance.

National information on Planning can be found at the Planning Portal - hosted by the Planning Inspectorate. The Department of Communities and Local Government provides a guide to the Planning System in England. Planning Aid provide free, independent and professional advice on planning issues to people and communities who cannot afford to hire a planning consultant.


Full accessibility information is available in our Planning, Building Control and Trading Standards Building Access Guide. The Access Guide provides comprehensive information about access to Council buildings for people with disabilities, giving everyone the opportunity to make informed decisions about the buildings they visit.

Planning Application Fee Regulations

Visit  the Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) Regulations 2017 for more information.

Upon approval we will update our web pages to confirm regulation changes.

Black Country Planning and Development Services

Dudley Council has prepared and endorsed the Black Country Planning and Development Charter as a commitment to high quality service delivery to our customers.

The purpose of this Customer Feedback Survey is to gain feedback from our customers as to how we have performed to ensure we continue to improve the way we work and reflect upon our customer’s needs from the planning and development process. 

Opening Times

Planning Offices and Reception

Monday to Friday, 8.45 am to 5.00 pm

Please note that the offices are closed at weekends and Bank Holidays

Duty-planning officer

9am-5pm Monday to Friday

Site Inspections

between 10.00am and 2.00pm each day

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Planning awards
RSPCA Community Animal Welfare Footrpints 2015
RSPCA Bronze Contingency Planning Award 2015

Contact Details

  • Name Planning Help Desk
  • Address Development Management, Planning and Economic Development, Directorate of Place, 4 Ednam Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1HL
  • Telephone 01384 814136
  • Opening Hours Monday to Friday, 8:45 am to 5:00pm, please note that the offices are closed at weekends and Bank Holidays