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Application Forms and Fees

Important Notice

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 see below.

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

Email planningservices@walsall.gov.uk
Telephone 01922 652677
Textphone and TextBox 0845 111 2910

Visit us

At the First Stop Shop www.walsall.gov.uk/first_stop_shop.htm

Office opening times

  • Monday to Friday: 8.45am – 1.00pm

If you are unable to visit the office during the above hours, please email planningservices@walsall.gov.uk with your enquiry.

This page was last updated on 30 November 2016