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Elford neighbourhood plan

 The Elford neighbourhood plan was made on 15 January 2019.

Final decision statement

On 15 January 2019, our cabinet agreed to make the Elford 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 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 submitted the Elford neighbourhood plan to us. In accordance with section 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 Lichfield District Council consulted on the neighbourhood plan between 8 May 2018 and 19 June 2018 .

The Elford neighbourhood plan is split into the following documents:

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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