Meecebrook - New Garden Settlement

We have proposals for a Garden Community which could see 6,000 new homes, health facilities, schools, transport links and jobs in the north of Stafford Borough.

Further information on Garden Communities can be found at Garden communities - GOV.UK ( and Town and Country Planning Association ( The scheme has been backed by funding from the Government.

What is a Garden Community? 

A garden community is a new self-sufficient community that will host infrastructure and facilities to allow for a community to thrive. Garden communities are guided by a set of principles that focus on sustainability and green landscape. Every garden community has its own vision to guide the community’s lifespan.

What is Meecebrook?

In 2019 the Council secured Garden Community status and have received over £1million of government funding to help with this opportunity, supporting the development of visionary and evidence based documents.

This new Garden Community would be located near Yarnfield and Cold Meece, and will include around 6,000 homes, employment space and community facilities. This will also include infrastructure needed to support the homes like GP and health provision, sustainable travel, and a new West Coast mainline railway station.

Our information leaflet (pdf 1.3mb) provides a starting point to finding out more about Meecebrook.

The leaflet is also supported by a set of Frequently Asked Questions (pdf 474kb).

Vision for Meecebrook:

Working with partners Meecebrook Garden Community is supported by a Vision document (pdf 2.6mb) which guides the design and delivery process for the lifespan of the project through 12 Charter Points. The Charter Points are also presented in a Concept Masterplan (pdf 2.4mb).

The Vision Document and the Concept Plan is the start of representing what Meecebrook could look like.

Supporting Documents

Meecebrook Garden Community is currently supported by the following technical documents:

The Local Plan

Meecebrook Garden Community will be considered as part of the Council's Local Plan 2020-2040 process, with 3,000 new homes and necessary infrastructure to be delivered by 2040, and a further 3,000 new homes beyond 2040.

The Preferred Options for the Local Plan have now been published and consultation ran between Monday 24 October 2022 and  Monday 12 December 2022.

Getting in touch

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