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Dudley Council the historic capital of the Black Country
Dudley Skyline

Within Dudley there are a number of buildings, monuments, sites, places and landscapes (otherwise known as non-designated heritage assets) whilst not statutory protected, are considered to contribute to the significance, quality and local distinctiveness of Dudley.

The overarching aim of Historic Environment Policies is to protect and conserve the locally distinctive characteristics of the Borough’s existing townscapes and landscapes whilst also ensuring that new development respects and/or enhances the existing character of distinctive localities

The overarching aim of Historic Environment policies is to protect and conserve the locally distinctive characteristics of Dudley’s existing townscapes and landscapes whilst also ensuring that new development respects and/or enhances the existing character of distinctive localities.

Local distinctiveness brings together all of the features, qualities and details that give different places their unique character and appearance. To ensure that historic assets make a positive contribution towards the wider economic, social and environmental regeneration of Dudley, it's important that they aren't considered in isolation but are conserved and enhanced within their wider context. An holistic approach to the built and natural environment maximises opportunities to improve the overall image and qhality of Dudley by ensuring that historic context informs planning decisions and provides opportunities to link with other regeneration initiatives.

The Black Country Core Strategy sets out our commitment to protect the historic character and local distinctiveness of Dudley's townscapes and landscapes.