Charging for Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) liable development started on 1 August 2015. Details of the charges and a useful guide can be found on our CIL webpages.
Our online planning information service provides details of current and historic planning applications.
Advice and guidance on making or reviewing a planning application
Our major planning policies
How we regulate land use and new building
Planning applications received and decided by the council and appeals received and decided by the Planning Inspectorate.
Planning policies are used to help assess planning applications, guide future development and co-ordinate private investment.
A CIL allows councils to raise funds from developers carrying out building projects in their area for spending on infrastructure such as new schools, open space or public transport.
Information about commons and village greens
Information about the Government’s Housing Standards Review and its affect on our local plan policies
Details of funding programmes to accelerate and unlock housing sites.
Large projects such as power stations, pylon lines, railways, large wind farms, reservoirs, harbours, airports and sewerage treatment works
Proposals that require a design and access statement should outline proposed energy performance.
Information about Oldbury nuclear power station
We are committed to the promotion of high quality design.
There are several types of planning appeals. All appeals are dealt with by the Planning inspectorate.