DevelopmentStrategy and Principles for Settlement Development
In 2008 these initial stages identified differentscenarios for development, ranging from all development at Stafford, to equaldispersal across a range of settlements. It also established the three keycategories of sustainable settlements.
- Plan for Stafford Borough: Borough WideDevelopment Strategy
- Plan for Stafford Borough: Technical Appendices
- Plan for Stafford Borough: Principles for Settlement Development
In 2009 this stage established a vision, objectives andproposed development locations. At the time the Regional Spatial Strategy wasbeing considered and there was a chance the housing allocations for Staffordborough could increase.
In 2010 this stage set out a range of proposed planningpolicies, some site specific and some topic based.
In May 2010, the Government signalled its intention toabolish the West Midlands Regional Spatial Strategy. As a result of thissignificant policy change, the Council consulted on the approach to be taken.
DraftPublication and Strategic Policy Choices
In 2011/2012 these stages set out the final wording ofproposed policies. Following the publication of the National Planning PolicyFramework, slight changes were made to the Plan for Stafford Borough to inform conformitywith the new national requirements. These were consulted on in summer 2013.
- Plan for Stafford Borough: StrategicPolicy Choices
- Plan for Stafford Borough: DraftPublication
- Plan for StaffordBorough: Draft Publication Summary
In August 2013 the Council submitted the Plan for Stafford Borough to the Secretary of State for Independent Examination.
Following the hearing sessions, and the receipt of the Inspectors Recommendations for Further Main Modifications the Council produced and consulted on a schedule of Main Modifications.