Colwich Neighbourhood Plan

Information Statement

The Colwich Neighbourhood Plan was made/adopted on 22 November 2016 following the Referendum held on 15 September 2016.

The question asked in the Referendum was:-

"Do you want Stafford Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Colwich Parish to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"


Turnout Figure - 29.19%

Description Votes
The number of ballot papers counted 1047
The number of votes cast in favour of YES   976
The number of votes cast in favour of NO     69
The number of ballot papers rejected was as follows:  
(a)  No official mark       0
(b)  Voting for both answers to the question asked       1
(c)  Writing or mark by which  the voter could be identified       0
(d)  Unmarked or void for uncertainty       1
Total rejected       2

The Referendum area is identified on the Colwich Parish boundary map (pdf 656kb).

Subject to the Referendum result is the latest version of the Colwich Neighbourhood Plan (pdf 2.6mb).

The Referendum area is identical to the area which has been designated as the Colwich Neighbourhood area.

A person is entitled to vote in the Referendum if on 30 August 2016

  • he or she is entitled to vote in a local government election in the Referendum area; and
  • his or her qualifying address for the election is in the Referendum area.  A persons qualifying address is, in relation to a person registered in the register of electors, the address in respect of which he or she is entitled to be registered.

The Referendum expenses limit that will apply in relation to the Referendum is £2,580.  The number of persons entitled to vote in the Referendum by reference to which that limit has been calculated is 3,702.

The Referendum will be conducted in accordance with procedures which are similar to those used at local government elections.

Paper copies of the specified documents are also available to view at:-

  • Stafford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Riverside, Stafford, ST16 3AQ.  Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm, Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm.
  • Colwich Parish Centre, St Marys Road, Little Haywood, ST18 0NJ. Mondays to Fridays 10am- 12 noon.
  • The Clifford Arms, Main Road, Great Haywood, ST18 0SR.  Monday - Thursday Noon - 11:30pm. Friday - Saturday Noon - Midnight. Sunday Noon - 11pm.
  • Little Haywood General Store, Main Road, Little Haywood, ST18 0TU. Monday - Saturday 7am -7pm; Sunday 8am - 3pm.

The specified documents are:-

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