Voters back new Neighbourhood Plans for Little Aston and Stonnall

Residents have backed the new Neighbourhood Plans for Little Aston and Stonnall.

A referendum took place last week and saw voters show overwhelming support.

In Little Aston, 89% of the 492 votes cast (turnout – 21.5%) were in support of the plan, while 92% of the 379 votes in Stonnall (turnout – 29.68%) backed their plan.

The Neighbourhood Plans will help Lichfield District Council assess things such as planning applications in future.

Councillor Ian Pritchard, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet member for economic growth, development and environment, said: “I’m glad local residents took the time to vote and have their say on how their local communities should be shaped.”

For the Neighbourhood Plans to officially go ahead they will need to be approved by Lichfield District Council at a Full Council meeting.

To find out more about the referendums, neighbourhood planning and to read Little Aston and Stonnall’s Neighbourhood Plans please visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/neighbourhoodplans or call Lichfield District Council on 01543 308148. Hard copies of the Neighbourhood Plans can be found at the Council Building at Shenstone Library and the Shenstone Parish Council office.

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1 Comment

  1. Steven Norman

    29th February, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Consultation involved working groups using volunteers from the community getting into the detail of what residents were concerned about. I was impressed with their trying to get to their (perhaps unusual) hard-to-reach groups – hard to reach because of the electric gates I’ve no doubt.
    Congratulations to the Parish showing how it should be done – and how different from the Burntwood Neighbourhood Plan process since May last year.

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