Shenstone Parish Council has now submitted the Shenstone Neighbourhood Plan to Lichfield District Council. In accordance with section 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 Lichfield District Council are required to consult on the Shenstone Neighbourhood Plan. Details of this consultation and how to respond can be found by visiting www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/shenstonenp.
The consultation period lasts for 6 weeks and runs from Friday 9th October 2015 to Friday 20th November 2015 at 17:15pm.
Our Plan is now at Lichfield District Council Submission Stage - Consultation
This document represents the Neighbourhood Plan for Shenstone. It represents one part of the development plan for the neighbourhood area over the period 2015 to 2029, the other part being the 2015 Lichfield District Local Plan.
This is in accordance with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 and Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning
Lichfield District Council, as the local planning authority, designated the Shenstone Neighbourhood Area in February 2013 to enable Shenstone Parish Council to prepare the Neighbourhood Plan. The Plan has been prepared by the community through the Shenstone Neighbourhood Plan (SNP) Group.
The SNP is being prepared in accordance with the Town & Country Planning Act 1990, the Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, the Localism Act 2011 and the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012. The SNP Group has prepared the plan to establish a vision for the future of the neighbourhood area and to set out how that vision will be realised through planning and controlling land use and development change over the plan period 2015 to 2029.
The next stages
Lichfield District Council enter pre submission (6 weeks) September 2015.
LDC apply for an inspector to be appointed
The plan, the supporting documents and all the comments made at Submission Stage are sent to the Examiner.
The Examiner decides how to examine the plan. The default is by written representations but it may be necessary for a hearing to be held.
He or she publishes his or her report – this will either recommend that the plan proceeds to referendum, that it proceeds once certain changes are made or that it does not proceed.
If changes need to be made, these are agreed with LDC.
The plan then goes to referendum - late 2015