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Council launches consultation over Local Plan for Lichfield and Burntwood

People are being invited to have their say on a Local Plan for Lichfield and Burntwood.

Lichfield District Council is aiming to draw up a new document to help shape how the area is developed between 2020 and 2036.

The review will allow the local authority to ensure the adopted Local Plan is still relevant to the changing needs of the population.

The consultation poses a number of questions around the vision for the district, possible locations for growth and the effectiveness of existing policies.

Councillor Ian Pritchard, Cabinet member for economic growth, development and environment, said: “We have put together a ‘Scope, Issues and Options’ document to set out a number of issues that need to be addressed in our new Local Plan to meet the needs of our growing district.

“We’re encouraging everyone to get involved in this consultation, as it’s a really good chance to have your say and help to shape the future of the district.

Cllr Ian Pritchard

Cllr Ian Pritchard

“The results of the consultation will clarify the evidence needed to inform our policy options, and will help us to prepare our Preferred Options document, which we will in turn consult on early next year.

“This is all part of the process in making sure our new Local Plan reflects local needs and desires.”

Council planners will be running drop-in sessions at

  • Burntwood Library from 10am to 2pm on May 5
  • District Council House in Lichfield from 3pm to 6pm on May 17.

“These events offer a good opportunity to ask questions and to find out how to give your views,” added Cllr Pritchard.

To read the draft Local Plan Review, Scope & Options document, and to find out how to give your comments online visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/localplan2036.

The consultation will close at 5pm on 11 June 2018.

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