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Application Forms and Fees

Validation Requirements

Black Country Validation Checklist

Following consultation on a new joint validation checklist covering the Black Country earlier this year, we are going live with a new document titled 'What do I need to submit a planning application?'. This replaces our previous local validation checklist and all planning applications received on or after the 1st September 2012 will need to take account of the revised information requirements. You can view the document and find out more in the link below:

Apply Online (the fastest way to apply for planning permission)

Benefits of applying online include:

  • You can work on your application in draft before submission
  • Immediate delivery and acknowledgement
  • Savings on postage and printing costs
  • Online help function when completing applications
  • Online record of your completed applications

If you prefer you can complete your application form online and submit supporting documents and fees by post.

Please note a planning application cannot be progressed until all the necessary supporting information and the appropriate fee is received.


You can download, print out and submit by post

You will be asked to specify the local planning authority to which the application will be sent (alternatively you can search using the site address) and which application type you require (with optional help in selecting the application type).

The system will then provide you with the correct form and associated help text as well as a general guidance note on making the application.

Please note that these forms are designed to be printed out and completed by hand. If you want to complete a form on the computer and then print it out, you are advised to use our online application service to complete the form and then the ‘Print Entire Application’ function.

Supporting Documents

Darlaston Local Development Order

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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.

Additional help

Free Planning Aid is available from The Royal Town Planning Institute website You can also view an online Directory of planning consultants.

Contact the Planning Portal

Contact us

Development Management
2nd Floor, Civic Centre
Darwall Street

Telephone Switchboard 01922 650000
Telephone 01922 652677
Textphone and TextBox 0845 111 2910

Visit us

At the First Stop Shop

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 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.

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.

This page was last updated on 27 April 2016