Neighbourhood plans were introduced in 2011 through the Localism Act. They give Communities the opportunity to have their own Planning policies that have real weight in planning decisions. A Neighbourhood Plan can be used to:
- Develop a shared vision for the neighbourhood.
- Choose where new homes, shops, offices and other developments should be built.
- Protect important local green spaces.
- Influence what new buildings should look like.
The Stapenhill Neighbourhood plan has completed several stages to date as follows:
- Neighbourhood Area Designation – Completed and agreed with E.S.B.C.
- Neighbourhood Plan preparation – Completed.
- Pre-Submission Consultation – To be completed early June 2016.
- Amendments to the Draft Plan and Submission to E.S.B.C.
- Local Authority Publicity – 6 week consultation.
- Independent Examination.
- Neighbourhood Plan Modifications (if required).
The Neighbourhood Plan needs to link with the Local Plan and Site Allocations produced by East Staffordshire Borough Council.
The adopted Neighbourhood Plan is now available for viewing on the ESBC website at:
The adopted Neighbourhood Plan is also now available to download from this website at: