Still time to have say on Stafford future

    06/03/2020


    New homes

    There is still time for people to have their say on future plans for Stafford Borough.

    Residents and businesses have been asked to comment on the levels of new housing and employment land required over the next 20 years, and how these might be distributed across the area - including consideration of the infrastructure needed.

    Along with new housing and business development, the borough council are looking for your opinions on other key issues for the future of the area including climate change, economic prosperity, and town centres.

    The consultation runs until 12 noon on Tuesday 31 March. 

    Councillor Frances Beatty, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Planning, encouraged residents and businesses to get involved in the consultation.
    She said: “You still have until the end of this month to give us your views and help in shaping our borough’s future.

    “This is an important time for our borough, which like many districts across the UK will need to accommodate significantly more development over the next 15 years and beyond. The challenge for us all is to balance our economic growth with a good life for our communities, whilst protecting our valued environment.

    “We are looking at where our young people can find jobs; older people are supported as they age; tourism and new businesses grow and prosper; that the community is healthy and active; the built and natural environment are protected and that climate change is tackled.”

    Nearly 300 people attended public exhibitions which were held around the borough over February and March as part of the consultation.

    The Stafford Borough Issues and Options document which is part of the Local Plan review is available to view from www.staffordbc.gov.uk/new-local-plan-

    For further information go to www.staffordbc.gov.uk/new-local-plan- or contact forwardplanning@staffordbc.gov.uk or 01785 619636 / 01785 619650. You can also view the documents at libraries or the Civic Centre, Riverside, Stafford.

    Press Release 5609
     

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