A NEW service has been launched at Dudley borough’s main libraries as a way of making planning application submissions easier.

Dudley Council has introduced map printing at its libraries as a more convenient way for people to produce the correct documentation for applications.

The map printing service launches this week and will be available during regular opening hours at Dudley Library, Halesowen Library, and Stourbridge Library, as well as The Archives Local History Centre.

Councillor Rachel Harris, cabinet member responsible for libraries, said: “This is a new service being offered by libraries, which will provide people with a convenient way of obtaining printed maps, in particular for planning applications.

“It is part of our continued drive to adapt the services we offer at our libraries in the borough in response to public demand.”

Prices start at £9 for A4 or £20 for A3, which includes six printed copies of the map, which can also be emailed and printed off at home.

If more than six copies are required, they can be purchased at a reduced rate, while larger sizes – A2 and A1 – are also available from £25 and £40 respectively for single prints.

For more information about the service, ask a member of staff at one of the libraries, or visit www.dudley.gov.uk/libraries