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Alrewas neighbourhood plan

 The Alrewas neighbourhood plan was made on 9 October 2018.

Final decision statement

 On 9 October 2018, our cabinet agreed to make the Alrewas neighbourhood plan, which now forms a part of the development plan for Lichfield District. As required by the neighbourhood planning regulations, a decision statement on the 'making' of the plan has been published.


The referendum for the Alrewas neighbourhood plan took place on 5 September 2018 and local residents voted in favour - view the Alrewas neighbourhood referendum result - September 2018

Referendum facts:

  • 94.5% voted in favour
  • 5.27% voted against
  • 26.2% turnout

The neighbourhood plan was independently examined in 2018 and the examiner recommended that subject to some modifications the plan should proceed to referendum. We agreed with the examiner’s report and voted to progress the plan to referendum at the cabinet meeting on 12 June 2018.

The neighbourhood plan and other background documents are available via the links below:

Decision statement

On 12 June 2018, our cabinet agreed to proceed to referendum on the draft Alrewas neighbourhood plan. As required by the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations a decision statement has been published.


The examination of the Alrewas neighbourhood plan was undertaken my Mr Nigel McGurk BSc (Hons) MCD MBA MRTPI. The examination concluded in April 2018. The independent examiners report is now available.

Alrewas neighbourhood plan independent examiner's report

Submission of Alrewas neighbourhood plan (2018)

Following the withdrawal of the Alrewas neighbourhood plan from examination in 2016, further work has been undertaken by the parish council and the plan has now been submitted to us (02 January 2018). In accordance with section 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, we are consulting on the Alrewas neighbourhood plan. The consultation closed on Wednesday 27 February 2018.

The Alrewas neighbourhood plan and associated documents are available below:

Submission Alrewas neighbourhood plan downloads

It is our responsibility to collate all the representations and pass them onto the independent examiner, who will look at them and the plan documents when assessing whether the plan meets the basic conditions and can therefore proceed to referendum.

Full copies of the representations during the regulation 16 consultation can be viewed through our consultation portal.


Alrewas Parish Council informed us of the withdrawal of the Alrewas neighbourhood plan from examination on 11 February 2016 - view the Alrewas neighbourhood plan withdrawal statement.

Examination (2015)

The Alrewas neighbourhood plan was independently examined by Mr Nigel McGurk in July and August 2015. View the Alrewas neighbourhood plan independent examiner's report.

Submission of Alrewas neighbourhood plan (2015)

Alrewas Parish Council previously submitted the Alrewas neighbourhood plan to us in February 2015. The document that had been submitted at this stage can be viewed using the links below:

Full copies of the representations received during the previous regulation 16 consultation can be viewed by following the links below:

Previous regulation 16 consultation responses
A&M Robinson Armitage with Handsacre Parish Council B&N Haworth
Canals & Rivers Trust Coal Authority CT Planning
CT Planning (2) Environment Agency Envirowatch
Essington Park ltd Historic England  HSE 
Inland Waterways K&E Strickland  Lichfield District Council 
Lioncourt Homes Mr & Mrs Roberts National Memorial Arboretum 
Natural England Sport England Staffordshire County Council 

Pre-submission consultation

Alrewas Parish Council have completed the final draft of their neighbourhood plan and recently undertook the six week pre-submission consultation period required by The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. The consultation closed on Wednesday 2 July. The document can be viewed on Alrewas Parish Council's website.

SEA & HRA screening report

Alrewas Parish Council requested that we undertake a screening process of the draft neighbourhood plan in 2014 and 2017 to determine the need for strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and habitat regulations assessment (HRA). The reports can be viewed via the link below:

Area designation

The Alrewas Neighbourhood Area has been designated having been approved 19 February 2013 (the relevant body making the application is Alrewas Parish Council).

Neighbourhood area designation downloads

You can view the representations made to the area designation consultation by using our consultation centre

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