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In addition to the Local Development Framework, which sets policy to guide development within the Dudley Borough, we also publish planning guidance notes and supplementary planning guidance to address specific planning issues.
The Planning Committee deals with matters relating to town and country planning and development control, including the determination of planning applications.
Dudley’s duty planning officer will offer free, general planning advice and support to enquirers. The support offered is to signpost and guide enquirers to the relevant planning policy/legislation and to offer advice on procedure within the department. The service is available by email or phone Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
Guidance on preparing a petition in conjunction with a Planning related issue.
We have the power to protect trees and to control the work which is undertaken to trees that make an important contribution to the local area.
Please be aware that under the Environment Act 2021, all planning permissions granted in England (with a few exemptions, e.g., smaller sites, householder development) will have to deliver at least 10% biodiversity net gain (BNG), for majors, from 12 February 2024 and small sites from 2 April 2024. BNG will be measured using Defra's biodiversity metric and all off-site and significant on-site habitats will need to be secured for at least 30 years. Further advice can be found on the government's website.
The Government has introduced a new charge called the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to replace Planning Obligations / S106 Agreements in part.
Businesses may need to expand and change to adapt to market requirements and trends; therefore alterations to, or changes of use of premises may be required.
Planning Restrictions that apply to operating a business from your home.