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Stafford Borough Council: New Local Plan Consultation

Thu 19 Jul 2018

The following consultations being launched by Stafford Borough Council as detailed below:

  1. New Local Plan: Scoping the Issues Report
  2. New Local Plan: Settlement Assessment with Settlement Profiles

    The consultations end at 12 noon on Tuesday 18 September 2018


    Scoping the Issues

    Finding out what issues affect the Borough, and looking at options for addressing them, are important steps in producing the New Local Plan. We want you to share your views on the key issues affecting the Borough, and help shape the new vision.  All comments received during this consultation stage will be used to inform the New Local Plan’s vision, objectives and policy options.


    Settlement Assessment and Settlement Profiles

    The purpose of this report is to establish the settlement hierarchy, to ensure that sustainable locations for new development are identified. Establishing a Settlement Hierarchy is arguably one of the most important ways the Local Plan can contribute to sustainable development. However, this document does not allocate land for development.

    The Settlement Profiles provide further information on individual settlements, included in the proposed Settlement Hierarchy for Stafford Borough.  It is important to note that the assessment of the settlements is based on a ‘snap shot’ in time in respect of access to services and facilities, and may be subject to change in the future.


    Where can I view the documents?

    The documents can be found by visiting the Stafford Borough Council’s website at https://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/forward-planning-consultations


    Alternatively copies of the documents can be inspected at the Ground Floor Reception, Stafford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Riverside, Stafford, during normal office hours Monday – Thursday 08.30 – 17.00, and Friday 08.30 – 16.30. Reference copies have been supplied to Public Libraries across Stafford Borough.


    How do I comment?

    If you would like to comment on these documents please send your views using the following email address:  forwardplanningconsultations@staffordbc.gov.uk 

    With the aim of reducing the use of paper and achieving efficiency savings, the Council’s preferred communication method is to receive representations by email. However the Council will accept representations submitted by post to:

    Forward Planning Team, Stafford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Riverside, Stafford, ST16 3AQ


    Protecting Your Privacy

    A schedule of representations and officer responses will be made publicly available when the consultation has closed. Comments cannot be treated as confidential. Your personal information, such as your postal and email address will not be published and signatures will be redacted, but your name and organisation will be made available. We will only use your personal information to send you information on the Local Plan and associated planning policy matters.

    We believe you should always know what data we collect from you and how we use it, and that you should have meaningful control over both. As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency, and in relation to the new General Data Protection Regulation (May 2018), we have updated our Privacy Policy.

    Stafford Borough Council are the data controller and you can find information about how we handle your personal data by visiting www.staffordbc.gov.uk/privacynotices. If you have any queries or would like to unsubscribe from receiving information then please contact forwardplanningconsultations@staffordbc.gov.uk