Apply for planning permission

You can apply for planning permission using the Planning Portal website.

Although we recommend using the Planning Portal website to submit an application, you can send your application documents by email to or post them to:

Development Management
South Staffordshire Council
Council Offices
Wolverhampton Road
South Staffordshire

If you are submitting your application by email or post, payment can be made online. Pay online.
Cheques are to be made payable to South Staffordshire Council.

Please note if you are submitting your application via the Planning Portal you must pay the fee on the Planning Portal website for the application to be released to the Council.

Before you apply for permission, have you considered a pre-application enquiry ? We will:

  • check that you need to make a full application;
  • let you know whether we are likely to grant permission; and
  • suggest changes you could make to increase your chances of success.

Data protection

We maintain a register of planning applications and applications for tree work, which includes personal details of people who have:

  • submitted a planning application;
  • commented on a planning application;
  • submitted pre-application enquiries and hedgerow removal notices; or
  • submitted a complaint about a high hedge, together with details of the person living at the property where the hedge is growing and the person who owns the property.

To maintain this register, we collect and use personal information about you. For more information about how we process this data, please see our Data Protection page.

Other pages in the section

Application forms

Download forms for several common types of planning application here.

Planning fees

A list of the fees for planning applications and enquiries.

The application process

The journey from idea to planning permission

Validation guidance

What to submit with your planning application.


Get in touch


South Staffs Council

Wolverhampton Road, Codsall

South Staffordshire


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Office Opening Times

If you are unable to find what you need online today please contact us on 01902 696000.

Mon-Tue,Thu-Fri 09:00am - 17:00pm
Wed 10:00am - 17:00pm
Sat-Sun Closed

Face to Face appointments are available but must be pre booked in advance of your visit by calling 01902 696000.