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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.


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 Council's Local Development Scheme (LDS)

The Local Development Scheme (LDS) is our three-year project plan that identifies which local plan documents will be produced by the Planning Policy team, in what order and by when.

We need to review our planning documents at regular intervals to assess whether some or all of them need updating. The LDS therefore also provides information on the timetabling of a number of existing approved planning documents which need to be reviewed. The LDS also lists those planning policy documents which have already been adopted and are used as current working documents.

The LDS provides

  • brief summaries of the content of individual planning policy documents;
  • timescales for their progression;
  • information showing at what stage they are currently at, and
  • their anticipated date of adoption.

We aim to update the LDS annually. A copy of the most recent LDS can be found below, which was approved by Cabinet in January 2023 and subsequently updated in July 2023.

Contact Us

Telephone: 01384 814136

Planning Help Desk
Strategic Planning and Economic Development
Directorate of Place
4 Ednam Road
West Midlands

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