The Localism Act enables communities to produce their own formal plans for a defined area (the Neighbourhood Area) under the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.
They are discretionary, but a community has the right to decide to prepare such a plan if it wishes to. Neighbourhood Plans are prepared by the community and set out local planning policies in relation to that area. They have to be in line with national and local planning policy, have to be independently examined and then voted upon in a local referendum as to whether or not they should be formally adopted.
Please use the left hand navigation for detailed information on the Neighbourhood Plans which are moving forward within Lichfield District, a map of the Neighbourhood Plans progress can be viewed here.
The referendums for both Lichfield City and Whittington & Fisherwick neighbourhood plans will take place on 22 February 2018. Further detail on each plan is available by using the left hand navigation.
The draft Alrewas neighbourhood lan has been submitted to Lichfield District Council and is currently being consulted upon between 05 January 2018 and 27 February 2018. You can access the consultion by clicking here.
The draft Longdon neighbourhood plan has now been submitted to the District Council and will be consulted upon for six weeks between 26 January and 9 March 2018. You can access the consultation by clicking here.