Guidance and Policies
- Miscellaneous planning charges
- Appeals online
- Creating better places to live: A guide to the planning system in England
- Planning Permission: A Guide for Business
- Safer Places: The Planning System and Crime Prevention
- Code of Best Practice on Mobile Phone Network Development
- A farmer's guide to the planning system
- A Householder's Planning Guide for the Installation of Antennas, including Satellite Dishes
- A Guide For Advertisers
- The Party Wall etc Act 1996
- Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and New Homes: A Builder's Guide
- Code for Sustainable Homes
- Greener homes for the future
- Section 106 customer guide
This document provides miscellaneous charges for Planning and Transportation. View the Miscellaneous planning charges (PDF 16KB)
This Planning Portal leaflet outlines how to access appeals online. View the Your Guide to Appeals Online (PDF 136KB)
This guide will help you find out more about planning and how you can make where you live a better place both now and in the future. It will help you find out what planning has got to do with you, your family, your friends and your community. View the A Guide to The Planning System in England (PDF 1.40MB)
Safer Places will be of interest to anyone involved in the planning and design of new development. Its main audience is likely to be the officers and councillors in local authorities who guide and control development. But the guide will also be relevant to those who promote development and advise on it, including the Police.
Safer Places focuses on seven attributes of sustainability that are particularly relevant to crime prevention. The attributes are general and descriptive. They are not prescriptive. They are not a set of rules to be applied to all situations. Instead, they should be considered as prompts to thinking about crime prevention and promoting community safety through the planning system.
View the Planning System and Crime Prevention webpage
This Code of Best Practice, produced jointly by representatives of central and local government and the mobile phone industry, builds on Government guidance and operators’ commitments. It provides clear and practical advice to ensure the delivery of significantly better and more effective communication and consultation between operators, local authorities and local people. It replaces the version first produced in 1996.
View the Code of Best Practice on Mobile Phone Network Development webpage
This guide explains how the planning system works, as at May 2002. It will help you to decide whether you need to put in a planning application for your project and how to go about it. It gives practical advice about presenting your application, what you need to consider and what you can do to make your case effectively. It updates information contained in the 1996 publication of this guide. However, it is not a definitive manual or an authoritative statement of planning law or policy.
View the A farmer's guide to the planning system webpage
This guide aims to do the following:
- Explain what the regulations say about the number and the
size of antennas allowed and where they should be placed.
- Offer guidance on the most appropriate places to site antennas to
try to help protect our environment.
- Help retailers and installers provide appropriate advice and
service to you on where to place antennas.
View the A Guide For Advertisers webpage
View The Party Wall etc Act 1996 Webpage
The NPPF is prepared by the government and sets outnational guidance to local authorities and others on planning policy and the operation of the planning system. This replaces most of the former Planning Policy Statements (PPS) and Planning Policy Guidance notes (PPG).
View the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) webpage
View the supplementary planning documents webpage
Buildings account for almost half of the energy consumption and carbon emission in the UK. The ways in which we light, heat and use our buildings all contribute to this.
On the 27 February 2008 the Government confirmed a mandatory rating against the Code will be implemented for new homes from 1 May 2008.
Further information on the Code for Sustainable Homes is provided by the Planning Portal
It is now mandatory for all new homes to be rated against the Code and include a Code or nil-rated certificate within the Home Information Pack. This leaflet highlights what the Code is, how it works and what it means to have a mandatory rating for new homes.
By building to Code standards, we can make Britain's homes more environmentally friendly for the future.
- Download the Greener homes for the future leaflet from the Communities and Local Government website
Customer guide to completing Planning Obligations (Section 106 Agreements and Unilateral Undertakings)
A guide has been created by Development Management to provide its customers with easy to follow procedures for all matters relating to planning obligations. The guide is available to download free of charge in the link below.
- View the Customer guide to completing Planning Obligations
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