LOOK OUT FOR THE UPCOMING NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN!

As you may recall from our previous posts there will soon be an opportunity for all residents of Burntwood to view and comment on the Neighbourhood Plan, which has been developed by Burntwood Town Council specifically for our area.

Once agreed, the Neighbourhood Plan is submitted to Lichfield District Council and forms part of the Local Plan, which itself forms part of the National Plan, which sets out the economic, environmental and social priorities in regard to planning for future building, growth and development.

Our Neighbourhood Plan is not just about the protection of green belt in this area. There are many challenges and opportunities for the Burntwood area; we need additional and improved Health Centres for example and we want better amenities for leisure, sport and shopping as well as affordable housing, new business opportunities and efficient use of brownfield sites for new houses.

With this in mind we would urge as many of you as possible to take the opportunity to view the Neighbourhood Plan. The chance to view, discuss and shape your local environment with your local representatives is a fairly new and welcome concept and one which everyone should seriously consider taking advantage of.

How can you view the Neighbourhood Plan?

On the 20th of April the Plan – including maps, together with an objection/comments form will be uploaded on to the Burntwood Town Council website. This is the date that the formal consultation begins – should this date slip for any reason we will let you know.

Once the consultation period begins we will issue a step by step guide explaining how you can record your comments about the plan.

On the 12th of May there will be a drop in event at both the Sankeys Corner Library and the Town Council offices at the former Miners College in Chasetown – there will be officers in attendance to explain the Neighbourhood Plan, answer any questions you may have and note your views and comments, which will then need to be recorded on-line.

On the 4th of June the consultation process will finish.

We are sure that Burntwood Town Council will actively promote this opportunity for everyone to have their say about this all important plan for our area but would ask you to please share this post with as many Burntwood residents that you can – suggest that they follow our Facebook page, or check out our website www.burntwoodactiongroup.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @BurntwoodAction

Many thanks for your support.

2 comments

DESMOND RICHARD COLEMAN

Dear Sir.
Surveyors have been taking reading at the junction of Rugeley Road and Duke Road in Chase Terrace.
I did ask the reason but was told ‘ we are never given a reason for the survey ‘
I suspect further housing on Rugeley Road leading to Hayfields Hill. This idea comes from the fact that over a year ago new and larger gas mains were installed at the above junction.
Would anyone have any information as to whether I am right ?
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David Rathband

Thank you for your email.
Burntwood Action Group are aware that land west of Stables Way and land west of Ironstone Road and Stables Way – a total of 14.8 hectares could be made available for development by the Church Commissioners. There is a potential to build circa 375 homes on each site. This site is currently within the Green Belt but this can be reviewed and changed in a local plan review, which would be undertaken by Lichfield District Council.

In addition we understand that Metacre Ltd has recently agreed terms with the Bradshaw family for the promotion of its land at Bleak House Farm for housing. This site extends to approximately 71 acres and is bound to the west by Stables Way, to the north by Sevens Road and to the east by Rugeley Road. As with the land above this site is within designated Green Belt but can be reviewed through a local plan review by LDC.

We hope this information, which has been reproduced using information from the Burntwood Neighbourhood Development Plan Consultation Responses and Recommended Action document is helpful. The potential for significant and indiscriminate development of Burntwood and its surrounds is ever present and this is the reason that Burntwood Action Group exists – to fight for a Better Burntwood.

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