Planning application forms and fees

Application Forms and Fees

Application Forms

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 for Planning Permission

Apply online

Benefits of applying online include:

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

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

Consents not available through the online system

The below link takes you to a list of consents that are not available through the online system. A paper application form will need to be printed and submitted to the Authority with the necessary plans / documents.

Supporting Documents


Full Planning Permission

Supporting Documentation

Darlaston Local Development Order

How much does it cost?

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

  • Monday to Friday: 8.45am – 1.00pm

If you are unable to visit the office during the above 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.


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 23 May 2016