Stone Town Council has prepared a Neighbourhood Plan for the Parish of Stone Town in accordance with Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2015.
The Town Council submitted their Neighbourhood Plan to Stafford Borough Council for independent Examination. The submission of the Stone 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.
- Stone Neighbourhood Plan 2016 - 2031 (Submission) (pdf 19mb)
- Stone Neighbourhood Plan Basic Conditions Statement (pdf 1mb)
- Stone Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement with Appendices (pdf 1.6mb)
- Stone Neighbourhood Plan Screening Assessment (pdf 1.4mb)
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 Stone Neighbourhood Plan. The consultation took place between 6 November 2018 and 18 December 2018.
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:
- Representations received to the Submission Stone Neighbourhood Plan at Regulation 16 stage (pdf 17mb)
With the agreement of Stone Town Council, Mr Andrew Matheson MRTPI FCIH MSc MPA has been appointed as the independent Examiner to consider the Submission Stone Town Neighbourhood Plan. Representations to the Submission Stone Town 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 sought from Stone Town Council and Stafford Borough Council. Please click on the following links below to view more details:
- Examiner’s initial enquiries on the Submission Stone Town Neighbourhood Plan (pdf 610kb)
- Stone Town Council response (pdf 310kb)
- Stafford Borough Council (pdf 127 kb)
Following the consultation, the Council has now collated all of the submitted responses received. These responses will be sent to the appointed Examiner, along with the submitted documents, so that the Stone Neighbourhood Plan can be Examined.
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 Stone Neighbourhood Plan, please visit www.stonetowncouncil.gov.uk.
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 Stone Neighbourhood Plan 2016 - 2031. 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.
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