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Draft Residential Design Guide SPD (Consultation to update The New Housing Development SPD (2013))

Dudley Council are currently consulting on the draft Residential Design Guide SPD. The Residential Design Guide SPD will update the existing New Housing Development SPD (2013) and integrate the existing Planning Guidance Note (PGN) 17 [Housing Extensions] and PGN12 [45 Degree Code]

The aim of the SPD is to provide localised guidance with respect to design and density to ensure that residential applications, including new housing development and householder extensions, respect the local character and identity of the borough and achieve a high level of design. 

  • The SPD will be a material consideration when determining planning applications. It will not be subject to independent examinations but offers considerable opportunity for involvement by stakeholders and local communities.
  • The SPD does not include any new housing designations or create new housing related policies, it provides guidance in relation to design and density of residential development.
  • The consultation period is for 6 weeks, running from Monday 9th January 2023 to 5pm Monday 20th February 2023.
  • The draft SPD and related documents including a response form can be found below

Copies are also available at Dudley Council House, Priory Road, Dudley, DY1 1HF and at Dudley, Brierley Hill, Stourbridge and Halesowen libraries during opening hours.

Completed response forms must be received at the below address or by email to before 5pm on 20 February 2023.

Planning Policy
Dudley Council House
Priory Road
DY1 1HF 

To request alternative formats of this document call 01384 814698.

You can also ring us on 01384 814136 and ask to speak to a planning policy officer to find out more about the SPD and the consultation.

New Housing Development - Supplementary Planning Document

The New Housing Development SPD was adopted on February 12th 2013.

The aim of the SPD is to provide guidance in relation to design and density, ensuring that local context and distinctiveness help define successful housing development.

The SPD incorporates technical detail relating to minimum standards relating to the design and layout of new housing development. This guidance is contained within Appendix A of the SPD.

Consultation was undertaken between 10th September and 22nd October 2012 on the SPD and the responses and comments received through this were used to inform the final document.