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Barlaston Neighbourhood Plan

    Barlaston Parish Council has prepared a Neighbourhood Plan for the Parish of Barlaston in accordance with Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2015. 

    The Barlaston Neighbourhood Plan has been considered through an independent Examination, following submission, and will now be voted upon at a referendum on Thursday 2 May 2019.

    For further details please see the Barlaston Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

    The Parish Council submitted their Neighbourhood Plan to Stafford Borough Council for independent Examination. The submission of the Barlaston Neighbourhood Plan was accompanied by a Basic Conditions Statement, a Consultation Statement and a Screening Assessment. Please click on the following links to view the submitted documents.

    Publication and Consultation of the Neighbourhood Plan

    As required by Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations, the Council invited representations during a public consultation on the submission version of the Barlaston Neighbourhood Plan. The consultation took place between 19 July 2018 and 7 September 2018.

    Independent Examination

    Following the Regulation 16 consultation, the Council has now collated all of the submitted responses received, which can be viewed by clicking on the following link below:

    With the agreement of Barlaston Parish Council, Mr Andrew Matheson MRTPI FCIH MSc MPA has been appointed as the independent Examiner to consider the Submission Barlaston Neighbourhood Plan. Representations to the Submission Barlaston Neighbourhood Plan have been sent to the appointed Examiner, along with the submitted documents, so that the Neighbourhood Plan can be Examined.

    As part of the Examination process a number of queries have been raised by the independent Examiner, with responses provided by Barlaston Parish Council and Stafford Borough Council. Please click on the following links below to view more details:

    Next Steps

    Following the Examination, the appointed Examiner will produce an Examiner’s Report and recommend if the Plan can be put to a public referendum. The Council must then consider the Examiner’s report and make a decision on whether to put the Plan to public referendum or refuse the Plan. If agreed, the Council will arrange a referendum. If more than 50% of the votes at the referendum are in favour of the Plan it will form part of Stafford Borough’s local development plan.

    To find out more about the Barlaston Neighbourhood Plan please visit

    How we will use your details

    The independent Examiner will consider all representations received, using them to inform the next stage of the process for the Barlaston Neighbourhood Plan.  Comments cannot be treated as confidential. Your personal information, such as your postal and email address will not be published and signatures will be redacted, but your name and organisation will be made available. We will only use your personal information to send you information on the Neighbourhood Plan and associated planning policy matters.

    We believe you should always know what data we collect from you and how we use it, and that you should have meaningful control over both. As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency, and in relation to the new General Data Protection Regulation (May 2018), we have updated our Privacy Policy.

    Stafford Borough Council is the data controller and you can find information about how we handle your personal data by visiting our Privacy Notices webpage and if you have any queries or would like to unsubscribe from receiving information then please contact



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