Hednesford Neighbourhood Plan
Welcome to Hednesford’s Neighbourhood Plan – placing the future of Hednesford in your hands.
PLEASE NOTE: The consultation period for the Hednesford Neighbourhood Plan is now closed. Questionnaires can no longer be submitted. Please read on for information on what happens now.
What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
A neighbourhood plan sets out a vision for development for years to come, bringing change where it’s needed and preservation where this is important. The neighbourhood plan gives you, as a resident of Hednesford, the chance to contribute towards shaping your community, giving local people a voice.
Hednesford Town Council has produced a draft neighbourhood plan which contains suggestions for policies and proposals to guide the use and development of land in the area from now to 2028. A copy of the draft plan is available below to download.
Click here to download a copy of the Submission Plan.
This video explains what our neighbourhood plan is.
How it works
The initial consultation process is now closed. The consultation period ran from Monday 4th July to Wednesday 31st August, and Hednesford residents were invited to have their say on the contents of the draft plan by completing a questionnaire.
- Town centre
- Open spaces
- Built environment
- Housing development
- Industrial/business parks
What happens now?
Responses to the questionnaire will now be collated and considered and the draft plan will be changed, where deemed necessary, to incorporate ideas and address concerns raised through the consultation.
Once a final draft plan is produced, Hednesford residents will be invited to have a final say in a local referendum. You can tell us whether you agree or disagree with the revised contents of the plan.
We will keep you updated of voting procedures here, or on the Hednesford Neighbourhood Plan Facebook page.
Read our latest news
- Thank you everyone! - Brian Gamble from the Hednesford Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee says: I’d like to thank everyone who has taken time to send us their views on our draft neighbourhood plan. This is a key document that will evolve over time and we called on you to help as it will shape our town’s future. We are
- Improving the gateway to Cannock Chase - Hednesford Town Council is looking to improve unsightly and underused areas in the town centre as part of their Neighbourhood Plan. They are looking into various uses for land that lies between Market Street and Victoria Street, and off Cardigan Place, and are asking residents of Hednesford to have their say on what development they
- Planning to protect Hednesford’s green open spaces - While large open spaces are an important asset to any town, small public spaces around housing estates are also considered important amenities for local communities and their protection is being addressed in the Hednesford Neighbourhood Plan. Similar to the Green Belt Policy, which controls urban growth and keeps land permanently open, the aim of the
- Hednesford plans new houses for older residents - We’ve highlighted the need for more housing for older residents in the housing policy of the Neighbourhood Plan, and raised the idea of a retirement village – we’re really keen to hear what the people of Hednesford think about this! The proposed development would be on land in Cannock Road, and would include specialist housing
- Hednesford ‘have your say’ call as planning ‘blueprint’ ‘is launched - Hednesford residents, workers and visitors are being asked to have their say on the future of the town. Hednesford Town Council is launching a draft Neighbourhood Plan document which people can provide their feedback on before it’s finalised. Community consultation is a key part of the process for any neighbourhood plan – which is also
- It’s our future: Have your say! - So here we are, the big day is fast approaching. Soon you will be able to have your say on a matter of great importance, helping shape your future and making your voice heard. And no, this is not about the EU referendum! There is a big decision looming much closer to home as the