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Two more communities in Lichfield district could become designated neighbourhood areas.

Plans are being drawn up by Burntwood Town Council and Wall Parish Council under the Localism Act.

These ‘neighbourhood plans’ can help local residents have a say on issues such as where new homes, shops, offices and other developments should be built locally, as well as helping to protect green spaces.

Councillor Ian Pritchard, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Growth & Development, said: “It’s important for residents to decide whether they support these applications and I would encourage local people to have their say.”

To comment on the applications visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/neighbourhoodplans or call Lichfield District Council on 01543 308196 by February 21, 2014.

Ross

Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.