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Advice and Guidance on Planning Services

Use this area of our website to learn about the following areas;

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.

Planning committee

The Development Control Committee deals with matters relating to town and country planning and development control, including the determination of planning applications.

Duty planning officer

Dudley’s duty planning officer will offer free, general planning advice and support.


Guidance on preparing a petition in conjunction with a Planning related issue.

Trees and high hedges

We have the power to protect trees and to control the work which is undertaken to trees that make an important contribution to the local area.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and S106 Agreements

The Government has introduced a new charge called the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to replace Planning Obligations / S106 Agreements in part.

Planning for start up or existing businesses

Businesses may need to expand and change to adapt to market requirements and trends; therefore alterations to, or changes of use of premises may be required.

The Planning Restrictions that apply to operating a business from your home

Planning Restrictions that apply to operating a business from your home.

  • Planning Help Desk
    Development Management, Planning and Economic Development, Directorate of Place, 4 Ednam Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1HL

    Contact us about planning

    Telephone: 01384 814136


  • 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