Cannock Chase Local Plan - Issues & Options Consultation
Cannock Chase Council is seeking your views on important plans and documents that will shape the future of Cannock Chase District. The Issues and Options consultation will take place for 8 weeks from Monday 13th May until Monday 8th July 2019 and we are consulting on the following documents:
The Local Plan helps to shape the way in which the physical, economic, social and environmental characteristics of Cannock Chase District will change over a 15 year period. The Council is currently undertaking a review of its adopted Local Plan (Part 1) due to a number of recent national and local policy changes. The Local Plan Review Issues and Options document follows on from the ‘Issues and Scope’ consultation in summer 2018, which considered the key issues that needed to be addressed on matters such as the environment, housing, employment and town centres. This current Issues and Options consultation is the next step in the process and takes into account previous consultation comments received. It sets out an update on the key issues and now looks at what options there are for addressing them e.g. how much housing or employment land should be provided in the District and where that should be located in the District. This still represents an early stage in the process where we are looking at the more strategic issues and we have to consider all options available; no decisions on individual sites suggested for development have been made. We would welcome your views.
Sustainability Appraisal Report and Habitat Regulations Assessment Scoping Report
It is a legal requirement that when we produce the Local Plan this is informed by a Sustainability Appraisal, so we are consulting on this alongside the Local Plan (this also incorporates a Health Impact Assessment and Equalities Impact Assessment). Given that there are a number of internationally designated ecological sites within the District, we also have to produce a report which assesses any potential impacts upon these sensitive sites arising from future development, known as a Habitat Regulations Assessment. We have produced the first stage of this assessment (a Scoping Report) for consultation.
This is a document which sets out what infrastructure may be required to support development in the District over the next 15 years, such as schools, public transport and leisure facilities. It has been partially updated to reflect changes since the last version (2014) and will need to be updated further as the Local Plan Review progresses. We would welcome your views on what further updates may be required.
Local Plan updated evidence base
The Local Plan will be supported by a range of updated evidence base documents. As part of this consultation the Council has published its updated Economic Development Needs Assessment (an assessment of what employment land may be required in the District to support economic growth); an updated Housing Needs Assessment (as assessment of the District’s affordable housing needs and the needs of specific groups within the District e.g. housing for the elderly, adapted housing, private rented housing); and an updated Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Assessment (an assessment of the amount of new accommodation required to meet these specific needs). These documents are finalised; however we would welcome views on how the findings should be addressed within future Local Plan policy.
There is also a non-technical Local Plan summary and a Supporting Documents and Evidence Base Documents summary.
How to make comments
All consultation documents are available to view at the bottom of this webpage, at Cannock Chase Council - Civic Centre, Beecroft Road, Cannock, Staffs, WS11 1BG, and in all of the libraries in the district.
To give us your views you will need to fill in a comments form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively if you wish we can send you a form to fill in or you can pick one up at our drop in events and you can post it to the address above.
Please note, when submitting comments we are unable to treat your views confidentially although only your name, and (if applicable) the person or organisation you represent will be publicly attributable - see the Planning Policy Privacy Notice at www.cannockchasedc.gov.uk/PrivacyNotice or contact us if you need further information.
Drop in events
You are welcome to attend any of our informal drop in sessions, just pick one which is most convenient for you.
Monday 3rd June
Norton Canes Library (small meeting room), Burntwood Road, Norton Canes, WSA11 9RF
Tuesday 4th June
Rugeley Tesco (entrance hall), Power Station Road, Rugeley, WS15 2HS
Thursday 6th June
Heath Hayes Library (meeting room), 194 Hednesford Road, Heath Hayes, WS12 2EQ
Friday 7th June
Cannock Library, Manor Avenue, Cannock, WS11 1AA
Tuesday 11th June
Brereton Parish Hall (conference room), Ravenhill Park, Main Road, Brereton, WS15 1DS
Wednesday 12th June
Rugeley Library, 12 Anson Street, Rugeley, WS15 2BB
Monday 17th June
Rugeley Leisure Centre (reception area). Burnthill Lane, Rugeley, WS15 2HZ
Tuesday 18th June
Cannock Leisure Centre (reception area), Stafford Road, Cannock, WS11 4AL
Wednesday 19th June
Hednesford Tesco (entrance hall), Victoria Street, Hednesford, WS12 1BT
Thursday 20th June
Cannock Sainsbury’s (entrance hall), Voyager Drive, Cannock, WS11 8XP
Friday 21st June
Cannock Wood & Gentleshaw Village Hall, Buds Road, Gentleshaw, WS15 4NB
Tuesday 25th June
Cannock Chase Council Civic Centre (reception), Beecroft Road, Cannock, WS11 1BG
10am-12pm & 2-4pm
Details of the previous Local Plan Issues and Scoping consultation, including a summary of the Issues & Scope consultation comments received, which took place from 02.07.18 - 28.08.18 can be read on the Local Plan page.
For general planning information regarding the Local Plan or to register for updates please email the team at email@example.com
Alternatively you can also write to Planning Policy, Civic Centre, Beecroft Road, Cannock, Staffs, WS11 1BG or phone 01543 462621 and ask for Planning Policy
By requesting your details to be added to the planning policy consultation database you are providing your consent for us to retain your personal information so we can keep you up to date with progress on the local plan and other planning policy consultations. Our consultation database is held confidentially by the Planning Policy team, is not shared with anyone else including other departments with in Cannock Chase Council. We will retain your details on record until you a) request that we update them b) you unsubscribe or c) we have evidence that the contact is no longer active for example returned letters or email ‘bounce-back’. You can update your preferences by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or writing to Planning Policy, Cannock Chase Council, Civic Centre, PO Box 28, Beecroft Road, Cannock WS11 1BG. For further information see www.cannockchasedc.gov.uk/PrivacyNotice
Rugeley Power Station
An Outline Planning Application has been received by the Council and more information is available on the Rugeley Power Station webpage.
Local Plan Issues & Options Consultation Document - May 2019
Local Plan Non-Technical Summary
Infrastructure Delivery Plan
Supporting Documents & Evidence Base Summary
Equalities Impact Assessment
Habitats Regulations Assessment
Sustainability Appraisal Report incorporating Health Impact
Economic Development Needs Assessment
Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment
Local Housing Needs Assessment
Local Plan Issues & Options Poster
Local Plan Issues & Options Representation Form
Last Updated: 05/06/2019