Skip to content

Longdon neighbourhood plan

The Longdon neighbourhood plan was made on 9 October 2018.

Final decision statement

On 9 October 2018, our cabinet agreed to make the Longdon 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 Longdon neighbourhood plan took place on 5 September 2018 and local residents voted in favour - view the Longdon neighbourhood referendum result - September 2018

Referendum facts:

  • 66% voted in favour
  • 33% voted against
  • 18.5% 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 Longdon neighbourhood plan. As required by the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations a decision statement has been published.

Longdon neighbourhood plan decision statement


The independent examination of the Longdon neighbourhood plan was undertaken by Mr John Slater BA (Hons) DMS MRTPI. The examination concluded in May 2018 and the examiners final report can be viewed below.

Longdon neighbourhood plan independent examiners report

During the examination the examiner issued a set of questions to us and the qualifying body (Longdon Parish Council). The questions and responses from both us and Longdon Parish Council can be viewed using the links below:

Questions from the independent examiner (22 March 2018)

Questions from the independent examiner - Lichfield District Council response (4 April 2018)

Questions from the independent examiner - Longdon Parish Council response (4 April 2018)

Submission Longdon neighbourhood plan

Longdon Parish Council have now submitted the Longdon neighbourhood plan to us. In accordance with section 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, we will now consult on the neighbourhood plan. The consultation closed on Friday 9 March 2018.

The Longdon neighbourhood plan is split into the following documents:

Submission Longdon neighbourhood plan downloads

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.

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

Longdon Parish Council have published their draft neighbourhood plan and recently undertook the six week pre-submission consultation required by the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. The consultation closed on Sunday 21 August 2016. The document and more information can be viewed on the Longdon Parish Council website.

Neighbourhood area designation

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

Longdon 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 following links:

Services A - ZSee all services
Get in touch or visit...

Our location and travel details >>

Phone our contact centre: 01543 308 000
District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield, Staffs, WS13 6YY

If you need to contact a team direct, please visit our contacts page for team phone numbers and email addresses.

Opening times

Our main reception at Frog Lane in Lichfield is open Monday - Friday, 8.45am - 5.15pm. Our phone lines close at 5pm.