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Armitage with Handsacre neighbourhood plan


The referendum for the Armitage with Handsacre neighbourhood plan will take place on 5 September 2018.

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, cabinet agreed to proceed to referendum on the draft Armitage with Handsacre neighbourhood plan. As required by the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, a decision statement has been published.


The examination of the Armitage with Handsacre neighbourhood plan was undertaken by Mr Andrew Ashcroft BA (Hons) MA DMS MRTPI. The examination concluded in May 2018. The examiners report can be viewed below.

Armitage with Handsacre neighbourhood plan independent examiner's report

On 23 April 2018 the independent examiner issued a set of questions in a clarification note to the qualifying body (Armitage with Handsacre Parish Council). The questions and responses can be viewed using the links below.

Armitage with Handsacre neighbourhood plan - clarification note

Armitage with Handsacre neighbourhood plan - clarification note - Armitage with Handsacre Parish Council response


Armitage with Handsacre Parish Council have now submitted the Armitage with Handsacre Neighbourhood Plan to us. In accordance with section 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Lichfield District Council will now consult on the neighbourhood plan. The consultation closed on Friday 6 April 2018.

The Armitage with Handsacre Neighbourhood Plan is split into the following documents:

Submission Armitage with Handsacre 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 received during the regulation 16 consultation can be viewed through our consultation portal by clicking here.

Pre-submission consultation

Armitage Parish Council published their draft neighbourhood plan and undertook the six week pre-submission consultation required by the neighbourhood planning regulations. The consultation closed on 16th June 2017.

Neighbourhood area designation

We have received an application from Armitage with Handsacre Parish Council to designate the parish of Armitage with Handsacre as a neighbourhood area. The Armitage with Handsacre Neighbourhood Area has been designated having been approved 9 July 2013 (the relevant body making the application is Armitage with Handsacre Parish Council).

Neighbourhood area designation downloads

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

SEA & HRA screening report

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

Armitage with Handsacre neighbourhood plan SEA & HRA screening report

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