Cannock Chase Council is asking local people to get involved with future development decisions and have their say in a consultation on a new Local Plan.
The Local Plan covers at least a fifteen year period and determines what sort of development is needed for the future, for example; homes, businesses and shops, how much development is needed and where it should go. It also sets a clear policy for protecting and improving the local environment and delivering local infrastructure.
The Council is keen to hear views on the big issues which a new local plan should be dealing with and how we should be dealing with these issues. Views are being sought on a range of issues and on the options for dealing with those issues, including the levels of development needed in the District and where that development should go.
A number of other documents are being consulted on at the same time: a Sustainability Appraisal and evidence related to infrastructure requirements, housing and economic development needs. This is all needed to inform the emerging local plan.
Dean Piper, Head of Economic Prosperity said “There has been a major shake-up of the planning system on a national level. We have had to start work on a new local plan to reflect this and to deal with the future needs of the District. We need local people to tell us what the big planning issues are in their community so we can look at ways of addressing these as we move forward. The policies in our new Local Plan will eventually help us to determine individual planning applications so it is important we get this right.”
The consultation runs from Monday 13 May until Monday 8 July. You can view all documents and find further information on how to respond to the consultation on the Council’s website at: www.cannockchasedc.gov.uk/planningpolicy where comments forms can be downloaded.
There are also a number of drop in events as detailed below where you can speak with Council officers. They will be the same so it doesn’t matter which one you attend.
Monday 3 June
Norton Canes Library (small meeting room)
Burntwood Road, Norton Canes, WS11 9RF
Tuesday 4 June
Rugeley Tesco (entrance hall)
Power Station Road, Rugeley, WS15 2HS
Thursday 6 June
Heath Hayes Library (meeting room)
194 Hednesford Road, Heath Hayes, WS12 2EQ
Friday 7 June
Manor Avenue, Cannock, WS11 1AA
Tuesday 11 June
Brereton Parish Hall (conference room)
Ravenhill Park, Main Road, Brereton, WS15 1DS
Wednesday 12 June
12 Anson Street, Rugeley, WS15 2BB
Monday 17 June
Rugeley Leisure Centre (reception area)
Burnthill Lane, Rugeley, WS15 2HZ
Tuesday 18 June
Cannock Leisure Centre (reception area)
Stafford Road, Cannock, WS11 4AL
Wednesday 19 June
Hednesford Tesco (entrance hall)
Victoria Street, Hednesford, WS12 1BT
Thursday 20 June
Cannock Sainsbury’s (entrance hall)
Voyager Drive, Cannock, WS11 8XP
Friday 21 June
Cannock Wood & Gentleshaw Village Hall
Buds Road, Gentleshaw, WS15 4NB
Tuesday 25 June
Cannock Chase Council Civic Centre (reception)
Beecroft Road, Cannock, WS11 1BG
10am-12 & 2-4pm