Application Forms and Fees
New Black Country Validation Checklist goes live 1 September 2012
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)
Apply here to make an online planning application.
- View a visual walkthrough of the online application service
- Guidance notes on submitting electronic files with planning applications (PDF 20KB)
Do you need help choosing the correct application forms?
Notice Under Article 11 of Application for Planning Permission for Householder Development.
Full Planning Permission
Any works relating to a flat, Applications to change the number of dwellings (flat conversions, building a separate house in the garden), Changes of use to part or all of the property to non-residential (including business) uses, Anything outside the garden of the property (including stables if in a separate paddock)
Outline Planning Permission
This is when you need to know whether planning permission will be given for the erection of buildings prior to any detailed drawings being prepared.
Under outline planning permission you have the option to Reserve Matters relating to design, external appearance, access, landscaping and siting for later approval
This is when you wish to apply for Reserved Matters relating to a previous outline permission (see above). You will need to state on the application the original permission reference and the date the permission was granted.
The original outline permission will lapse if the reserved matters have not been submitted to the Authority wihtin the stipulated time limit
Listed Building Consent
You will need to apply for listed building consent if either of the following cases apply:
Conservation Area Consent
If you live in a conservation area, you will need conservation area consent to do the following:
For peace of mind that an existing or proposed use of a building is lawful or that the proposal doesn’t require planning permission, you can apply for a lawful development certificate.
Display of Advertisements
This form should be used for proposals to display an advertisement or sign which requires planning permission. The term advertisement covers a very wide range of advertisements and signs including:
Extension of Time
|Downlaod Extension of Time for Implementing Extant Planning Permissions Form|
Removal/variation of conditions
This form should be used to make an application for the removal or variation of a condition following the grant of planning permission or listed building consent.
Approval of conditions
This type of application will be necessary where a condition in a planning permission or a listed building consent requires details of a specified aspect of the development which was not fully described in the original application. These details need to be submitted for approval before the development can begin.
Works to trees or
Some proposals for developments involving telecommunications, demolition, agriculture or forestry are subject to a process whereby details are notified to the local planning authority prior to the development taking place.
Registration of a Town or Village Green
|Download Form 44 Registration of a Town or village Greem Form|
Darlaston Local Development Order
|Download Pre-Information Process Application Form (PDF 1.6MB)|
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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.
- Visit the HSE website www.hse.gov.uk/construction/cdm/buildingcontrol.htm
Contact the Planning Portal
Regeneration - Planning and Building Control
2nd Floor, Civic Centre
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
- Monday: 8.45am – 5.15pm
- Tuesday: 8.45am – 5.15pm
- Wednesday: 9.30am – 5.15pm
- 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 25 April 2013