Plan for Stafford Borough: Part 2

The new Local Plan covering Stafford Borough comprises the following:

Part 2 of the Plan for Stafford Borough sets out boundaries for the settlements of Stafford, Stone and the Key Service Villages, together with boundaries for the Recognised Industrial Estates (RIE). It also includes a policy on protecting social and community facilities, and the employment areas in Stafford and Stone.

On 28 December 2016 the Council received the Inspector's Report into Part 2 of the Plan for Stafford Borough together with the Schedule of Main Modifications, listed below.  Furthermore a Schedule of Additional (minor) Modifications have also been agree through the Examination process.  A report will be considered at a Full Council meeting on 31 January 2017 to consider the Inspector's Report and adopting Part 2 of the Plan for Stafford Borough:-

The timetable for adoption of the Plan for Stafford Borough Part 2 is as follows:

Stage  Key Dates
Option consultation Completed July 2015
Publication Completed November 2015 to January 2016
Submission to Secretary of State Submitted on 27 April 2016
Examination Completed 28 December 2016
Adoption January/February  2017

The Plan for Stafford Borough Part 2 Publication Submission and its supporting documents, was submitted to the Secretary of State on 27 April 2016 for Examination.

In accordance with Section 20 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended) Inspector Mike Fox BA (Hons) DIPTP MRTPI was appointed to conduct the examination, to determine whether the above-named Local Plan is sound.

The Examination hearing sessions were held between 19 July and 2 August 2016, with site visits taking place on 3 and 4 August 2016. The Inspector then published his “Note MF3 - Next Steps in Examination Process” which stated the main modifications for the Plan.

In light of the Note, the Council has produced a Schedule of Main Modifications. The Main Modifications considered soundness issues raised by the Inspector, from the Examination process.  The consultation ended on Friday 4 November 2016 and all representations received have been sent to the Inspector for his consideration.

For more information on the Examination including the documents submitted, the Examination library and the Main Modifications please go to Examination of the Plan for Stafford Borough Part 2 

Supporting documents to accompany the Part 2 Publication Submission are listed below, with relevant links:


During June and July 2015, the Council consulted upon the Plan for Stafford Borough: Part 2 Proposals.

The documents relating to the Plan for Stafford Part 2: Proposals  stage are set out below, and are for information purposes only:


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