Local Plan Update
This year, the government is making major changes to the way in which local plans are produced, including the need for councils to review their plans every five years.
Last year we consulted on Local Plan Part 2 (issues and options) and received a really good response: huge thanks to everyone who took the time to write in to us. We have been working through all of the comments and considering the issues raised: these were reported to Cabinet in August 2017. The Consultation information and summary of comments received can be read on the Local Plan (Part 2) page.
As a consequence of the changes to the national planning system however, Local Plan Part 1 (for which Part 2 delivers the fine detail) will soon be out of date. It was adopted in 2014 and, as a result of the new regulations will need reviewing very shortly.
Rather than pressing ahead with Part 2 therefore, we are proposing to commence the production of a new Local Plan which will utilise the work to be carried out to date on Local Plan Parts 1 and 2 and incorporate any areas which need reviewing and updating.
The proposals will be reported to Cabinet on 25th January 2018 and subject to approval the timetable (known as the Local Development Scheme) for the new Local Plan will be adopted by Council on 21st February 2018.
Subject to Council approval for the proposals, we will be writing to everyone who has registered on the Planning Policy consultation database to explain the next steps and how they can continue to participate. We intend to run further consultation events, where we will be asking people what they issues they think the new plan should contain. Anyone can register for updates by emailing the team at firstname.lastname@example.org and progress updates will be added to the website at an appropriate time.
Please note that in registering for updates your personal information will only be used for the purposes of notifying you of Planning Policy consultation matters, will be confidential and will not be shared with anyone else. You can unsubscribe from these emails at any time by emailing the team at email@example.com
Rugeley Power Station Supplementary Planning Document
The Supplementary Planning Document which will provide the framework for the future development of Rugeley Power station and which we have prepared jointly with Lichfield District Council is being reported to Cabinet on 25th January 2018 for adoption.
Sheep Fair/ Bow Street Conservation Area Draft Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan Consultation
Sheepfair/Bow Street, Rugeley was recognised as being of special architectural or historic interest when it was designated as a Conservation Area in 2004. The Council has now prepared proposals seeking to preserve and enhance its character and appearance.
The Appraisal document describes and appraises the area’s character and appearance – what matters and why. It sets out its history and special features, and makes recommendations for their protection and enhancement.
The Management Plan builds on the Council’s adopted generic Conservation Areas Management Plan (with its package of measures available to the Council to apply to all of its Conservation Areas) by setting out specific policies for Sheep Fair/ Bow Street Conservation area based on the recommendations in the Appraisal.
The documents are being reported to Cabinet on 25th January 2018 for adoption and will then be used to guide future changes in the Conservation Area in a way beneficial to its special interest.
Draft Sheepfair/Bow Street CAMP (Nov 2016)
Draft Sheepfair/Bow Street Conservation Appraisal (Jan 2017)
Last Updated: 19/01/2018