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Planning Guidance

In addition to the Local Development Framework, which sets policy to guide development within the Dudley Borough, we also publish planning guidance notes and supplementary planning guidance to address specific planning issues.

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

These will be replaced by supplementary planning documents (SPD’s) within the Local Development Framework. Currently a number of these documents are subject to consultation.

At present these documents include greater information on the way specific policies of the Development Plan will be implemented as well as development / planning briefs for specific sites.

Planning Guidance Notes

These are available through the links at the bottom of the page.

Please note that Planning Guidance Note 3 (PGN3) ‘New Housing Development’ is now incorporated within the adopted New Housing Development Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) – Revised 2013 and therefore has been removed from this page.  PGN3 is included within Appendix A of the SPD and can viewed by following the New Housing Development SPD link.

Applications for Listed Building and Conservation Area Consent and Planning Applications in Conservation Areas. (Not available in digital form at present but can be obtained from the Planning help Desk, as per the contact details below.

Supplementary Planning Guidance

Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) is non-statutory guidance which is supplementary to Unitary Development Plan (UDP) policies.  Whilst SPG does not have the weight of the statutory development plan, it is a material consideration in the determination of planning applications.

Dudley Council has produced a series of Planning briefs and supplementary planning guidance.

The following SPGs are also available:

Statutory and Government Information

Information is available through the Planning Portal, Government Circulars, Parliamentary Statements, Planning Policy Guidance, Regional Plans, Good Practice Guides, Minerals Guidance etc.

Planning Enquiry Form

Please use our online Planning Enquiry Form if you require an opinion as to whether you need planning permission from the Council (i.e. express planning consent) for a proposed house extension or outbuilding.

Alternatively contact us using the details at the bottom of this page.

It is suggested that you read the guidance note 'Planning Permission - A Guide for Householders' before completing this form as this may give you the information you require. 

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