Under the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations 1992, permission is required to display most advertisements and signs. However, there are many exceptions due to the regulations being quite complicated.
Further information about the advertisement regulations is available from the DCLG booklet: Outdoor Advertisements and Signs: A Guide for Advertisers
The council has also issued its own Planning Guidance Note 11: Advertisement display guide which outlines the general problems and opportunities of outdoor advertising, and by laying down general guidelines, seeks to encourage a high standard of sympathetic design in respect of such proposals.
Planning Help Desk
Development Management, Planning and Economic Development, Directorate of Place, 4 Ednam Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1HL
Telephone: 01384 814136
Planning Offices and Reception
Monday to Friday, 8.45 am to 5.00 pm
Please note that the offices are closed at weekends and Bank Holidays
9am-5pm Monday to Friday
between 10.00am and 2.00pm each day