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Little Aston Neighbourhood Plan

The Little Aston Neighbourhood Plan was made on 19 April 2016.

Final Decision Statement

On 19 April 2016, the Lichfield District Council's Full Council agreed make the Little Aston Neighbourhood Plan. The Little Aston Neighbourhood Plan now forms a part of the development plan for Lichfield District. As required by the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations a decision statement has been published.

Little Aston Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement

Referendum Results

On Thursday 25 February 2016 the Little Aston Neighbourhood Plan received a ‘Yes’ vote at referendum. 89% of those voting said ‘Yes’ and 11% said ‘No’. There was a turnout of 21.5%. The Neighbourhood Plan will be ‘made’ once approved by Full Council.


The referendum for the Little Aston Neighbourhood Plan took place on Thursday 25 February 2016. The Little Aston Neighbourhood Plan was independently examined in 2015 and the Examiner recommended that subject to some modifications the Plan should proceed to Referendum. The District Council agreed with the Examiner’s report and voted to progress the Plan to Referendum at the Cabinet meeting on 3 November 2015.

The Neighbourhood Plan and other background documents are available via the links below:

Referendum Neighbourhood Plan

Report of the Independent Examiner

Summary of Representations submitted to the Examiner

Decision Statement by Lichfield District Council that the draft Plan meets the basic conditions (this also lists the Examiner’s modifications to the Plan, whether these are accepted by the Council and why they need to be made)

Information Statement

Decision statement

On 3 November 2015, the Lichfield District Council's Cabinet agreed to proceed to referendum on the draft Little Aston Neighbourhood Plan. As required by the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations a decision statement has been published.

Little Aston Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement


The Little Aston Neighbourhood Plan was independently examined by Ms Liz Beth in July and August 2015. The Independent Examiner's Report is now available.

Little Aston Neighbourhood Plan Independent Examiner's Report

Submission Little Aston Neighbourhood Plan

Shenstone Parish Council have now submitted the Little Aston Neighbourhood Plan (06/03/2015) to the District Council. In accordance with section 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 Lichfield District Council has consulted on the neighbourhood plan. The consultation period closed on Friday 24 April 2015 at 5.15pm.

A pre-submission draft version of the document underwent consultation between November 2014 and December 2014. This consultation was undertaken by Shenstone Parish Council (for more information see the section on Pre-submission Consultation below).

The Little Aston Neighbourhood Plan is split into the following documents:

Submission Little Aston Neighbourhood Plan downloads

The documents can be viewed using the links above. It is the responsibility of the District Council 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 by following the link below;

Little Aston regulation 16 consultation responses

Pre-submission consultation

Shenstone Parish Council have completed the draft of their Neighbourhood Plan and recently undertook the six week pre-submission consultation required by the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. The consultation closed on Sunday 14 December 2014. The document can be viewed by the following link.

Little Aston Neighbourhood Plan (pre-submission consultation - Regulation 14)

Area designation

Lichfield District Council has received an application from Shenstone Parish Council to designate the ward of Little Aston as Neighbourhood Area. The Little Aston Neighbourhood Area has been designated having been approved 19 February 2013 (The Relevant Body making the application is Shenstone Parish Council).

Neighbourhood area designation downloads

You can view the representations made to the area designation consultation by using the District Council's Consultation Centre - Click here for the Consultation Centre

SEA & HRA screening report

Shenstone Parish Council requested Lichfield District Council 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:

Little Aston Neighbourhood Plan SEA & HRA Screening report

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