About Stonnall

Stonnall Ward is a rural ward set on the southern boundary of Lichfield District. It is predominantly farmland with one main settlement, Stonnall village.

The ward is within Shenstone Parish and sits in a farmland setting adjacent to both the A452 (Chester Road) and the A461 Walsall Road.
Stonnall is the largest of a group of ‘smaller’ villages within Lichfield District inset into the green belt. Stonnall village itself evolved from a small linear settlement and a hamlet at Lazy Hill which was consolidated into a single village through the development of modern housing estates most notably between the 1960s and 1980s.
Within the ward there are two smaller settlements, namely Lower Stonnall, a dispersed settlement, and representing low end of the valley and Lynn both located between Shenstone and Stonnall village.

The passing of the Localism Act through Parliament has opened un presidented opportunities for local communities to have a greater say in planning the way they wish to see their local area develop.
Following two well attended public meetings in the Village a bid was made to the Government to be a front runner in preparing a  ”Neighbourhood Plan”  This was successful and we were awarded a grant of £20,000 to develop a Stonnall plan as one of 60 front runners throughout England.
To establish what the wishes were of residents we have undertaken a comprehensive study which has resulted in a massive 40% response to the “Our Village” questionnaire. This is far higher than most areas would expect to achieve and reflects the wonderful community spirit that exists in our Village.