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Important Planning Update

From 1 July 2024 we will no longer be sending neighbour notification letters advising of planning applications made on, adjacent or near your property. To make sure you don't miss anything, please sign up for My Alerts.

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Household Support Fund

Due to predicted high demand, applications for the Household Support Fund have now closed. Further support can be found on our Cost of Living and Household Support pages

Dudley Borough Strategic, Town, District and Local Centre Annual Health Checks

In addition to the Strategic Centre of Brierley Hill (including the Merry Hill Shopping Centre and Brierley Hill High Street Local Shopping Area), there are three town centres, three district centres and 16 local centres across the borough.

Every year, Dudley Council conducts a survey of all these centres to assess the levels of retail and other uses within each centre, and also the vacancy levels. Whilst mixed uses are promoted in local centres, the importance of local retail provision is also recognised. Data gathered from the surveys is used to inform the planning process both in the determination of planning applications and to influence future policies.

You can see results from all of the centre surveys in the document available to view and download below. It gives maps and data summaries for each of the Borough's centres.