Local plan review

We are reviewing our local plan with the aim to create a new local plan that will provide direction on the future growth of the area. Once adopted it will replace the current local plan strategy (which was adopted in 2015) and the local plan allocations document, which was adopted in July 2019. Until the time the new local plan is adopted we will continue to use the existing local plan when making planning decisions.

Preferred options

The next stage of the local plan review is the preferred options document which will be consulted upon between 29 November 2019 and 24 January 2020. 

The consultation runs from Friday 29 November 2019 until 5pm Friday 24 January 2020. All comments must be submitted by this time if they are to be considered. 

Comments can be submitted through this consultation portal.

Alternatively you can email comments to: [email protected]

Or by post, by writing to us at:

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

All comments should be made using the representation form.

The document and it's supporting documents can be viewed using the links below:

The Council has also published a range of supporting evidence which has been prepared in support of the Local Plan Review. This can be viewed on our evidence base section of the website. The newly published documents includes evidence on; landscape, ecology, green belt, flood risk, playing pitches, housing and economic development needs, gypsy and traveler needs, viability, urban capacity and site selection.

You can read the privacy notice to see how your personal data will be handled.

Preferred options & policy directions

The second stage of the local plan review is the preferred options & policy directions document which was consulted upon between 28 January and 18 March 2019.

The document and it's supporting documents can be viewed using the links below:

Scope, issues & options document

The first stage of the local plan review - the scope, issues & options document which was consulted upon between 30 April and 11 June 2018. The document began to consider some of the key issues facing the district and a number of potential solutions.

The scope, issues & options document was supported by a number of documents: