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.
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 Unitary Development Plan (UDP). 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 using the options to the left or why not contact us to discuss your requirements.
Our Development Control reception area is located at 3 St James’s Road, Dudley. If you wish to submit a planning application, inspect the register of new planning applications, apply to carry out works to protected trees, or report a suspected breach of planning control the reception is open daily from 8.45 am to 5.00 pm. Outside these hours why not use our online planning search
Duty Planning Officer
A duty-planning officer is available each day between the hours of 9.00am to 5.00pm. Further information about this service please visit the advice and guidance section.
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.
Draft Planning Application Fee Regulations
In October the Government will begin to approve the draft planning application fee regulations. The draft regulations consolidate the existing regulations and amendments, as well as introducing an increase in application fees of 15% to allow for inflation since the last increase in 2008.
Visit the draft to the The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) Regulations 2012 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 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.
:: Customer Feedback Survey