Cannock Chase Local Plan - Issues & Options Consultation
Thank you for all the consultation submissions made to the Local Plan Consultation. Please note that the consultation has now closed and further updates will be provided once all the comments have been processed and the draft Local Plan has been updated.
The Issues and Options consultation, which gathered views on important plans and documents that will shape the future of Cannock Chase District, took place from Monday 13th May until Monday 8th July 2019. During the 8 week consultation period we consulted on the following documents:
The Local Plan helps to shape the way in which the physical, economic, social and environmental characteristics of Cannock Chase District will change over a 15 year period. The Council is currently undertaking a review of its adopted Local Plan (Part 1) due to a number of recent national and local policy changes. The Local Plan Review Issues and Options document follows on from the ‘Issues and Scope’ consultation in summer 2018, which considered the key issues that needed to be addressed on matters such as the environment, housing, employment and town centres. This current Issues and Options consultation is the next step in the process and takes into account previous consultation comments received. It sets out an update on the key issues and now looks at what options there are for addressing them e.g. how much housing or employment land should be provided in the District and where that should be located in the District. This still represents an early stage in the process where we are looking at the more strategic issues and we have to consider all options available; no decisions on individual sites suggested for development have been made.
Sustainability Appraisal Report and Habitat Regulations Assessment Scoping Report
It is a legal requirement that when we produce the Local Plan this is informed by a Sustainability Appraisal, so we are consulting on this alongside the Local Plan (this also incorporates a Health Impact Assessment and Equalities Impact Assessment). Given that there are a number of internationally designated ecological sites within the District, we also have to produce a report which assesses any potential impacts upon these sensitive sites arising from future development, known as a Habitat Regulations Assessment. We have produced the first stage of this assessment (a Scoping Report).
This is a document which sets out what infrastructure may be required to support development in the District over the next 15 years, such as schools, public transport and leisure facilities. It has been partially updated to reflect changes since the last version (2014) and will need to be updated further as the Local Plan Review progresses.
Local Plan updated evidence base
The Local Plan will be supported by a range of updated evidence base documents. The Council has published its updated Economic Development Needs Assessment (an assessment of what employment land may be required in the District to support economic growth); an updated Housing Needs Assessment (as assessment of the District’s affordable housing needs and the needs of specific groups within the District e.g. housing for the elderly, adapted housing, private rented housing); and an updated Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Assessment (an assessment of the amount of new accommodation required to meet these specific needs).
There is also a non-technical Local Plan summary and a Supporting Documents and Evidence Base Documents summary.
Details of the previous Local Plan Issues and Scoping consultation, including a summary of the Issues & Scope consultation comments received, which took place from 02.07.18 - 28.08.18 can be read on the Local Plan page.
For general planning information regarding the Local Plan or to register for updates please email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively you can also write to Planning Policy, Civic Centre, Beecroft Road, Cannock, Staffs, WS11 1BG or phone 01543 462621 and ask for Planning Policy
By requesting your details to be added to the planning policy consultation database you are providing your consent for us to retain your personal information so we can keep you up to date with progress on the local plan and other planning policy consultations. Our consultation database is held confidentially by the Planning Policy team, is not shared with anyone else including other departments with in Cannock Chase Council. We will retain your details on record until you a) request that we update them b) you unsubscribe or c) we have evidence that the contact is no longer active for example returned letters or email ‘bounce-back’. You can update your preferences by emailing email@example.com or writing to Planning Policy, Cannock Chase Council, Civic Centre, PO Box 28, Beecroft Road, Cannock WS11 1BG. For further information see www.cannockchasedc.gov.uk/PrivacyNotice
Rugeley Power Station
An Outline Planning Application has been received by the Council and more information is available on the Rugeley Power Station webpage.
Local Plan Issues & Options Consultation Document - May 2019
Local Plan Non-Technical Summary
Infrastructure Delivery Plan
Supporting Documents & Evidence Base Summary
Equalities Impact Assessment
Habitats Regulations Assessment
Sustainability Appraisal Report incorporating Health Impact
Economic Development Needs Assessment
Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment
Local Housing Needs Assessment
Local Plan Issues & Options Poster
Local Plan Issues & Options Representation Form
Last Updated: 16/09/2019