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Contact: Head Planning, Regeneration and Leisure Services

Team phone

01527 64252 ext 3219

Team email


Market Street,
B61 8DA


Our Head of Planning and Regeneration is Ruth Bamford

Ruth is responsible for Strategic Planning, Development Management, Building Control and Economic Development and for Leisure, Sports, Arts, Museum, Events, Parks and Open Spaces

Planning appeals

If you do not agree with a decision we have made on a planning application or enforcement matter, or if we do not make a decision within the set time limits, you can appeal

Planning enforcement

If development is carried out without the required planning permission, or is not in accordance with the approved details, a breach of planning may have occurred and we may proceed to take formal enforcement action

Planning permission

Normally if you wish to develop land or buildings you will have to apply to us for planning permission. You can find out about our pre-application service and fees and how to submit your application here

Pre-Application Advice and Charges

We can help you by providing advice prior to you submitting a formal planning application.

Safety and demolitions

We can help make sure your buildings are safe. If you want to demolish a building or structure, you will need to let us know

View and Comment on Planning Applications

You can view and comment on planning applications and related documents here

Work on listed buildings

If you want to do any kind of work on any part of a listed building you may need Listed Building Consent from us.