Parish Councils are now able to ask that their areas be designated as ‘neighbourhood areas’. This means they can prepare Neighbourhood Plans for their local area.


These Plans will set out policies that will be used by the Borough Council when deciding planning applications in that Parish. Sites for development can also be allocated in Neighbourhood Plans, and the Parish Council can identify the types of development or uses that will be preferred on the site.


Parish Councils will not be able to promote less development in their Neighbourhood Plans than is set out in the Borough’s Local Plan, or undermine its strategic policies, but should set out how the Local Plan will be delivered locally


The following Parish Councils have asked for their parishes to be designated as neighbourhood areas, and East Staffordshire Borough Council is consulting on these proposed designations:


  • Anglesey
  • Anslow
  • Branston
  • Horninglow & Eton
  • Newborough
  • Outwoods
  • Rolleston
  • Stapenhill
  • Stretton
  • Tatenhill
  • Uttoxeter Town Council


The request letters from the Parish Councils and further information can be found on the East Staffordshire Borough Council’s website Here.


If you would like to comment, or if you would like to get involved with preparing a Neighbourhood Plan in your area please contact Glenn Jones by November  21st  2012 by email at or write to:

Glenn Jones
Principal Planning Policy Officer
Planning Policy Service
East Staffordshire Borough Council
The Maltsters
Wetmore Road

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