Planning policy consultations

Latest Consultations

Conservation Area Boundary Amendment Consultations

Following consultation on the Conservation Area Appraisals in July 2015, it is now necessary to consult separately on the boundary amendments for three conservation areas. The Council are welcoming views on the boundary amendments by Monday 28th November 2016. Comments can be e-mailed to

The Conservation Area boundary amendments can be viewed below:

Previous Consultations

Local Validation Requirements Consultation (Now Closed)

East Staffordshire Borough Council has carried out a review of the local validation requirements and would welcome your views.

The key changes are highlighted within the document below.

Local Validation Checklist

All comments must be made to or in writing to Planning Policy, P.O. Box 8045, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 2JG no later than 5pm Wednesday 20th April 2016

Alternatively you can make comments online through our consultation portal at:

All comments received will be appraised and the checklist revised if applicable prior to formal adoption. The final version will then be available to view at:

Housing Choice SPD Consultation (Now Closed)

East Staffordshire Borough Council is consulting on a draft Housing Choice SPD from from Friday 22nd January until 5pm Friday 4th March. The  purpose of  any Supplementary  Planning  Document  (SPD)  is  to  provide additional  guidance  on  key  development plan policies and how they will operate. The Housing Choice SPD provides advice on the Council’s approach to creating and maintaining  sustainable and inclusive mixed communities including affordable, market and specialised housing.

This SPD will provide applicants, developers including housing associations and other registered providers, valuers and landowners with information about the Council’s requirements, to assist them in planning new housing developments and making planning applications.

The SPD can be viewed below:

Housing Choice SPD