Planning (Development Management)

Planning (Development Management)

Important Notice

Registration of planning applications

Due to the high volume of general inquiries and numbers of applications recently submitted, there is currently a delay in validating and processing applications. We are seeking to address this situation as quickly as possible and recognise this as a priority for the department.

Applications will be made valid and the start date will be from the date all the necessary information has been received by the Council to make the application valid. Therefore it is important that you refer to the Black Country Validation Checklist on the following webpage before you submit your planning application.  What do I need to submit a planning application? webpage.  

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Search for Planning applications online

View application details and documents online

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Comment on an application

Comment on Planning Applications

Comment on applications



Do I need permission?

Community Infrastructure Levy


Pre-application advice

Make a planning application

Make an application

How to apply for permission

Application Forms

Application forms

Complete online or print

Building Regulations

Building Regulations

Guidance on applications and construction

Planning Committee

Planning Committee

Latest Planning Committee agenda and dates

Customer Charter

Customer Charter

Walsall Council is currently reviewing its Customer Charter. During this process the Council remains committed to delivering the best service possible for the public, developers and those affected by the development process. The Council is seeking to bring forward an updated Charter during the summer of 2016 after the local elections in May.

Planning Policy

Planning Policy

View the Local Plans, Unitary Development Plan and more

Planning News

Latest News

Planning 2026 - Have your say on important consultation for the borough.

Planning Aid

Free advice for communities and individuals
who cannot afford to pay professional fees.

Useful links

Planning Services on Twitter

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Future Plans for Walsall & Consultation on Social Media

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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 26 September 2016