Hednesford Neighbourhood Plan
Welcome to Hednesford’s Neighbourhood Plan – placing the future of Hednesford in your hands.
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.
Statement from Cllr Brian Gamble
Chair Hednesford Town Council Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group
“Today I was delighted that the Chairman of Hednesford Town Council (Cllr Alan Pearson) was able to submit to Cannock Chase Council the final version of the Neighbourhood Plan for Hednesford
The document sets out a blueprint for planning polices in the Town; to address local needs in the future
The process of drawing up the plan started 3 years ago and I must express appreciation to everyone who has been involved or who has responded to the extensive consultation exercises that have taken place
Cannock Chase Council now has the job of confirming that the Neighbourhood Plan conforms with all the statutory requirements and will also commence a further period of public consultation. The Plan will be examined by an independent Inspector who will consider any further representations received
At the end of the examination the Inspector will send a copy of a report to both Cannock Chase Council and Hednesford Town Council which will include a recommendation on whether the Plan should proceed to referendum and may include recommendations for amendments to the Plan
When we reach that point the ultimate stage in the process is to hold a referendum of the electors of Hednesford which we hope will take place in 2018
If 50% of electors voting are in favour of the Plan it will then become part of the local planning policy framework and will need to be taken into account when planning decisions for Hednesford are being taken”
The documents submitted can be viewed by clicking on the links below:
- The Basic Conditions Statement
- The January 2018 Neighbourhood Plan Submission Document
- The Strategic Environmental Assessment and Appendices
- Hednesford Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement
- The Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire
- The Questionnaire Responses and Results Graph
- Schedule summarising responses from Statutory Consultees and Landowners to the Draft Plan of Summer 2016
- Summary of Final Consultation Responses (including proposed changes to the Plan in response to comments from consultees)