The historic environment is all around us and forms the physical backdrop to our everyday lives. Dudley Borough, in particular, has a rich and diverse character which has been shaped by the activities of people of the area over a long period of time. As a result the individual townships of the Borough have their own distinctive character that make Dudley a very special place in which to live and work.
The Historic Environment Section works to conserve the locally distinctive historic character of the Borough as a whole, both within historic townships and also in the spaces between and beyond them, rather than simply focusing upon special elements or areas. This includes giving advice on issues relating to:
The Council has produced a Supplementary Planning Document for the Historic Environment, which was adopted in 2017.
On December 5th 2017, DCMS published the Government's vision and strategy for heritage and the historic environment. The policy document can be downloaded from the DCMS website at the link below
Telephone 01384 814136
Strategic Planning and Historic Environment, Planning and Economic Development, Directorate of Place, 4 Ednam Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1HL
Monday to Friday, 8:45 am - 5:00pm, please note that the offices are closed at weekends and Bank Holidays.