Introducing Business Friendly Planning
The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) which acts as a forum between business and local government has initiated a project to help guide businesses through the planning and development process in the Black Country. Walsall Council fully endorses this project and has been leading on the project with the other Local Planning Authorities in the Black Country. Visit the dedicated Business Friendly Planning page using the link to the right of this page to find out what we are doing and to view associated material.
- Do I need planning permission?
- Pre-application advice
- Make an application
- Whats the difference between Planning Permission and Building Regulations?
- Guidance and policies
- Adverts and Signs
- Change of use
- Change residential to a shop
- Fuel tanks
- Flues, Chimneys or Soil and Vent pipes
- Trees and Hedges
- Warehouses and Industrial Buildings
- Working from home
Health & Safety Executive (HSE)
If you are having construction or refurbishment work done, you may need to notify the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and you may have other duties as well.
- Visit the HSE website www.hse.gov.uk/construction/cdm/buildingcontrol.htm
Employment, Training and Local Suppliers
Walsall Council’s Corporate Plan sets out the key priority as ‘Supporting Business to Thrive and Supporting Local People into Work’. Our Strategic Regeneration team achieve this through encouraging employment and training for local residents and by promoting our local supply chain through all public and private investment in Walsall and the wider area. The team can help to identify suitable local candidates for your project or development, offer free training as well as recommending local consultants, suppliers or contractors to an agreed specification in order to promote local jobs, reduce carbon emissions and congestion, and support corporate social responsibility. The attached flyer sets out the additional support that is available to you. For more information please contact the Walsall Works Team on 01922 654353. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.walsall.com
- Support for Businesses Flyer
- Construction Training Flyer
- Employment, Training and Support Plan Form (PDF 389KB)
2nd Floor, Civic Centre
Telephone Switchboard 01922 650000
Telephone 01922 652677
Textphone and TextBox 0845 111 2910
At the First Stop Shop www.walsall.gov.uk/first_stop_shop.htm
Office opening times
Changes to the Planning Duty Service
From Monday 16th May, the Planning Duty Service at the Civic Centre will be operating revised opening hours. The new hours will be between 8:45 am to 1:00 pm Monday to Friday. If you are unable to visit the office during the new hours, please email email@example.com with your enquiry.
In addition to the duty service, you can also continue to obtain pre-application advice via our normal service which is set out on the Council’s website. Direct links are provided below.
- For businesses – www.walsall.gov.uk/pre-application_advice_businesses
- For householder - www.walsall.gov.uk/pre-application_advice
Current opening times
- Monday to Thursday: 8.45am – 5.15pm
- Friday: 8.45am - 4.45pm
Please view our complaints and compliments webpage where you can complete an online contact form or alternatively you can print and complete our comments, compliments and complaints form.
- View our complaints/compliments webpage
This page was last updated on 20 April 2016