Planning support

Where can I get planning advice, and guidance in developing property for my Sandwell business?

From ensuring you have developed a robust business plan to making planning applications, we are here to help your Sandwell organisation.

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Talk to Think Sandwell

We are always happy to be your ‘way in’ to liaising with Sandwell Council. You can contact us to discuss:

* Planning applications – the process of major and minor applications
* Building consultancy – legal building requirements
* Transportation planning – current and future transportation schemes
* Planning regeneration – major housing and commercial schemes.

Talk to Sandwell Council

Sandwell Council’s award-winning planning team takes a proactive approach to development. For more information you can visit the dedicated planning page.

You can also read Sandwell Council’s planning policy, upon which any application for a new development will be judged.

Please note that Sandwell Council’s Planning and Building Control advisers are still working remotely. This is how you can contact them for building regulations and planning support.

Meet Urban Design and Building Services!

When considering a building project, you may wish to contact Urban Design and Building Services, also based at Sandwell Council House. This team of specialist professionals can provide a ‘one stop shop’ for designing and maintaining a wide range of buildings and outside spaces. The service is tailored to suit you, dealing with all aspects of statutory compliance and, further down the line, cyclical arrangements for maintenance.  

Get support with a brownfield development

The Brownfield Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC) is a research centre based at the University of Wolverhampton. It is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to offer a bespoke free-of-charge support service to Black Country SMEs who require assistance with all aspects surrounding brownfield remediation and regeneration.

If you have any brownfield-related challenges that BRIC might be able to help you with, contact BRIC@wlv.ac.uk.

This page was last reviewed in November 2021. 

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