Lichfield District local plan 2040 regulation 19 consultation

This consultation is now closed

Start date: 5 July 2021

Closing date: 30 August 2021

Areas Affected

  • Lichfield District wide

We are holding a public consultation on the soundness and legal compliance of the pre-submission (publication) version of the Lichfield District local plan.

We have put together a YouTube video  (which you can also view below) and some frequently asked questions to give you more information about the local plan 2040 and how to make a comment. The frequently asked questions will be updated throughout the consultation.

You can also view the evidence base which has been prepared in support of the local plan.

Comment on the local plan 2040

The purpose of this consultation relates to receiving comments on:

  • Legal compliance – does the plan meet the legal requirements made under various statutes?
  • Soundness – has the plan been positively prepared, justified, effective, and consistent with national policy?
  • Meets the duty to cooperate – has the council engaged and worked effectively with neighbouring authorities and statutory bodies?

All comments received will be sent to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, who will appoint an independent Planning Inspector to examine the submission version of the plan along with all the representations. We will consider all responses received by 5pm on 30 August 2021. Late responses will not be accepted under any circumstances and individual acknowledgement of receipt will not be possible.

There are a number of ways to submit your comments:

Please submit your comments using our consultation portal  if possible.

If you are unable to comment using the portal you can complete a representation form and email it to our development plans email address.

Or you can send it in writing to:

Spatial Policy & Delivery, Lichfield District Council, Frog Lane, Lichfield WS13 6YZ

Your personal details

It is important that the Planning Inspector and all participants in the examination process are able to know who has given feedback on the plan. Therefore, all comments received, including contact details, will be passed onto the inspector. In addition, all comments will be made public on our website including the names of those who submitted them. All other personal information will remain confidential. For more information on how your data will be processed please see the enclosed privacy notice. You will be added to our database online and may be contacted at future stages of the local plan process. If you do not wish to be contacted further please advise us.