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Local plan review

We are reviewing our local plan with the aim to create a new local plan that will provide direction on the future growth of the area.

Once adopted it will replace the current local plan strategy (which was adopted in 2015) and the local plan allocations document, which is expected to be adopted in 2018. Until the time the new local plan is adopted we will continue to use the existing local plan when making planning decisions.

The review of the local plan is separate to the on-going work on the local plan Allocations document. 

Public consultation: Preferred options and policy directions

The council is consulting on the next stage of its local plan review – the preferred options & policy directions.

The document provides a framework to guide and promote development as well as protect the quality of the district’s unique historic, natural and build environment. It sets out the levels of growth and seeks your views on a number theme based directions including sustainable communities, homes for the future, economic growth, enterprise and tourism, creating healthy and safe communities, protecting, conserving and enhancing our natural resources and protecting and improving the built environment.

How to view the consultation documents

The consultation document and support documents can be viewed using the links below:

In addition, copies of the documents are available to view at the Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield as well as Lichfield Library, Burntwood Library, Friary Leisure Centre and Burntwood Leisure Centre.

Consultation events

Officers will be on hand to answer questions at the following dates and venues:

  • Saturday 9 February (10am-2pm) – Burntwood Library, Burntwood, WS72BX
  • Thursday 14 February (3pm-6pm) – St Mary’s Centre, Lichfield, WS136LG

Consultation event materials

Have your say

The consultation runs from Monday 28 January 2019 until 5pm Monday 18 March 2019.

Everyone is invited to give their views as part of Lichfield District Council’s Local Plan Review.  There are a number of ways for you to tell us your thoughts:

All comments submitted via email or in writing should be made using the representation form.

Previous local plan review consultations

Scope, issues & options

The first stage of the local plan review - scope, issues & options document which was consulted upon between 30 April and 11 June 2018. The document began to consider some of the key issues facing the district and a number of potential solutions.

The scope, issues & options document was supported by a number of documents:


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Phone our contact centre: 01543 308 000
District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield, Staffs, WS13 6YY

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