New consultation launched on design of Dudley homes

A six-week consultation on the way homes in Dudley borough are designed is now open for residents to share their views.

The Residential Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document consultation will explore how homes relate to their surroundings, how new housing developments are designed, and the impact of home extensions.

The document also includes information on planning requirements for running a business from home and for properties used as houses in multiple occupation (HMOs), and children’s care homes. Councillor David Stanley, cabinet member for regeneration and enterprise, said:

“Many people’s lifestyles and needs have changed significantly since the current set of guidelines for residential design in Dudley borough were agreed upon in 2013.

“It’s important that this guidance reflects changes like the increased popularity of home working and a greater emphasis on design and sustainability.

“I encourage people to take part in this consultation and share their thoughts on this updated guidance.”

The SPD will provide additional guidance to the local plan policies that are currently in place in the borough. It does not include any development allocations.

Copies of the draft SPD, response form and associated documents can be accessed online at The documents are also available at Dudley Council House on Priory Road and at Dudley, Brierley Hill, Stourbridge and Halesowen libraries during opening hours.

Completed response forms must be sent to the planning policy team at the Council House or by email to before 5pm on Monday 20 February.

Alternative formats are available by calling 01384 814698.

Following the consultation period, responses will be reviewed, and the final SPD will be produced for cabinet approval in summer 2023.


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