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Apply for planning permission

For the safety of our customers and staff our officers are home working and most of our telephone land lines are closed until further notice. 

You can still contact our Planning and Building Control Customer Service Advisors on:-

0121 569 4054, 4055 or 4084.  Please bear with us as we are experiencing a high demand in calls at the moment.

You may also contact us on our generic email which is monitored daily.

Apply for planning permission

You can apply for planning permission and a range of other consents online through the Planning Portal from the link below.

Apply for planning permission

The online process guides you through applications with help available at each stage. You can save your work and break away at any time. As soon as you submit an online application you get a reference number and we receive an email notifying us so that we can begin to process it.

You will be guided through the screens step by step to ensure you select the correct application form. 

You can view the relevant privacy notice in relation to how we we will use your personal information which is held against your application.

Planning Pre-application Advice

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council will be introducing charges for planning pre-application enquiries with effect from 1st September 2019 following approval of the Council on 26th June 2019.  See the guide and advice form for anyone who wants to know if they are likely to get planning permission before they submit a formal planning application.  Please note that we offer a Duty Officer system between 2pm and 5.30pm (Monday to Thursday) and 5pm (Friday).  We will assist with submissions and provide general advice but a response will only be given if a pre-application form is submitted and the relevant fee paid.

Fees and charges

Different types of planning application have different charges. You can find out how much your application will cost by using the the Planning Portal fee calculator.