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Elford neighbourhood plan


The refernedum for the Elford neighbourhood plan took place on 29 November 2018. 76% of the people who voted, voted in favour of the neighbourhood plan. Download the Elford neighbourhood plan declaration of results of poll.

Decision statement

On 9 October 2018, our cabinet agreed to proceed to referendum on the draft Elford neigbourhood plan. As required by the neighbourhood planning regulations a decision statement has been published.


The examination of the Elford 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.

Elford neighbourhood plan independent examiner's report

On 16 July 2018 the independent examiner issued a set of questions in a clarification note to the qualifying body (Elford Parish Council). The questions and responses can be viewed using the links below.

Elford neighbourhood plan - clarification note

Elford Parish Council - clarification note response (25 July 2018)

Submission of Elford neighbourhood plan

Elford Parish Council have now submitted the Elford 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 period lasts 6 weeks and ran between Tuesday 8 May 2018 to Tuesday 19 June 2018 at 17:00.

The Elford neighbourhood plan is split into the following documents:

You can make representations on the Elford neighbourhood plan through our consultation portal.

Or by using the representation form. Representations can be submitted electronically by using the consultation portal or by emailing completed forms to or by post to the following address:

Development Plans, Lichfield District Council, District Council House,Frog Lane, Lichfield, Staffs, WS13 6YY.

If you wish to be informed of our decision on the neighbourhood plan proposal then please state this within your representation or tick the appropriate box on the representation form.

Hard copies of the plan and its associated documents are available for inspection on reception at District Council House (Frog Lane, Lichfield) during normal working hours.

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.

Pre-submission consultation

Elford Parish Council published their draft neighbourhood plan and undertook a six week consultation from 6 September to 17 October 2017.

Neighbourhood area designation

We have received an application from Elford Parish Council to designate the whole of Elford Parish as the Elford Neighbourhood Area. The Elford Neighbourhood Area has been designated having been approved 14 August 2015 (the relevant body making the application is Elford Parish Council).

Neighbourhood area designation downloads

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

SEA & HRA screening report

Elford 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). View the Elford neighbourhood plan SEA & HRA screening report and HRA Addendum.

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