Whittington & Fisherwick Neighbourhood Plan


The referendum for the  Whittington & Fisherwick neighbourhood plan will take place on Thursday 22 February 2018.

The Neighbourhood Plan was independently examined in 2017 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 10 January 2018.

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

The question which will be asked at the referendum is: "Do you want Lichfield District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Whittington & Fisherwick to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

Decision statement

On 10 January 2018 the District Council's Cabinet agreed to proceed to referendum on the draft Whittington & Fisherwick Neighbourhood Plan. As is required by the neighbourhood planning regulations a decision statement has been published. Further information on the arrangements for the referendum will follow in the near future.

Whittington & Fisherwick neighbourhood plan decision statement


The Whittington & Fisherwick Neighbourhood Plan was independently examined by Mr Nigel McGurk between October and December 2017. The Independent Examiner's report is now available.

Whittington & Fisherwick neighbourhood plan independent examiner's report

Submission Whittington & Fisherwick Neighbourhood Plan

Whittington & Fisherwick Parish Council have now submitted the Whittington & Fisherwick Neighbourhood Plan 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 ran for six weeks from Friday 28 July 2017 and closed on Friday 08 September 2017.

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 Neighbourhood Plan documents when assessing whether the Plan meets the Basic Conditions and can proceed to referendum.

A pre-submission draft version of the document underwent consultation between January and March 2017. This consultation was undertaken by Whittington & Fisherwick Parish Council (for more information see the section on Pre-submission Consultation below).

The Whittington & Fisherwick Neighbourhood Plan is split into the following documents:

Submission Whittington & Fisherwick Neighbourhood Plan downloads

Alongside the documents above are a number of supporting documents which have been submitted by the Parish Council. These can be downloaded below:

Submission Whittington & Fisherwick neighbourhood plan supporting documents

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 below:

Whittington & Fisherwick regulation 16 consultation responses


Pre-submission consultation

Whittington & Fisherwick Parish Council are currently consulting on the Pre-submission Stonnall Neighbourhood Plan in accordance with regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. The Pre-submission plan is still available to view via the Parish Council website using the link below. The Pre-submission consultation closed on 13 March 2017.

Whittington & Fisherwick pre-submission neighbourhood plan.

Neighbourhood area designation

Lichfield District Council has received an application from Whittington & Fisherwick Parish Council to designate Whittington & Fisherwick as a Neighbourhood Area. The Whittington & Fisherwick Neighbourhood Area has been designated having been approved 8 April 2014 (The Relevant Body making the application is Whittington & Fisherwick Parish Council).

Neighbourhood area designation downloads

Access the consultation portal to comment on the proposed neighbourhood area designation.

SEA & HRA screening report

Whittington & Fisherwick 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;

Whittington & Fisherwick Neighbourhood Plan SEA & HRA screening report

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