Lichfield City Council has submitted a Neighbourhood Plan to Lichfield District Council, becoming the sixth community within Lichfield District to reach this stage of the process.
The Lichfield City Neighbourhood Plan outlines how the city could be shaped in the future and, if approved, it will provide a framework for development, which will form part of Lichfield District Council’s Local Plan.
Lichfield District Council is now holding a six-week consultation so local people, organisations and agencies can see the Lichfield City Neighbourhood Plan and give their views.
The district council will then collate all the comments and pass them on to an independent examiner. The examiner will look at the comments and the Neighbourhood Plan when assessing whether it meets national requirements and can proceed to the next stage of the process, which is a referendum within the neighbourhood area.
Councillor Ian Pritchard, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, Environment & Development Services for Lichfield District Council, said:
“Well done to everyone who has worked so hard on this plan. It’s a great achievement to have got it this far in the process and we look forward to receiving comments about it.”
The opportunity to comment on the Lichfield City Neighbourhood Plan will run from Friday 7 July to 5pm on Friday 18 August 2017.
To comment on the Lichfield City Neighbourhood Plan or to find out more about neighbourhood planning please visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/neighbourhoodplans or call Lichfield District Council on 01543 308196.
Posted on Monday 10th July 2017