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In accordance with Regulations 19 and 20 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 the Council hereby inform you that the Stapenhill Neighbourhood Plan has now been officially made (adopted), so that it becomes part of the Development plan for the neighbourhood area.

The Decision Statement and Final made Neighbourhood Plan can be found by clicking the relevant link.


The Stapenhill Neighbourhood Plan was independently examined earlier this year and the Examiner recommended that, subject to some modifications, the Plan should proceed to Referendum.  The Borough Council agrees with the Examiner’s report and agreed to progress the Plan to Referendum via an Executive Decision on 28th July 2016.

The referendum takes place on Thursday 15th September.  In Stapenhill the polling stations are: Immanuel Church and Waterside Community Centre.

You will receive a poll card confirming your polling station for this Referendum.  If you do not receive your poll card, please contact our Helpline on 01283 508376 or email elections@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk.  Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm.

The Neighbourhood Plan and other ‘Specified Documents’ are available below:

  1. Stapenhill Referendum Neighbourhood Plan
  2. Report of the Independent Examiner
  3. Summary of representations made to the examiner
  4. Decision Statement by East Staffordshire Borough Council that the plan meets the ‘Basic conditions’
  5. Information for voters and general information on Neighbourhood Plans document

Deposit locations of Plan and background documents:

Location Viewing Times
The Customer Service Centre, Market Place, Burton upon Trent DE14 1HA 9am-5pm Mon – Sat

(9.45 Weds & 6pm Thurs)

Burton upon Trent Library, Riverside, Burton upon Trent DE14 1AH 8.30am-5pm Mon – Sat

(7pm Thurs & 4.30pm Sat)

Immanuel Church hall, Hawthorn Crescent,  Burton upon Trent, DE15 9QW Telephone 01283 545301 for opening times
Waterside Community Centre, Heath Road, Burton upon Trent, DE15 9LF Telephone 01283 564179 for more information

Regulation 16 Consultation

Under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Stapenhill Parish Council has submitted its draft Neighbourhood Development Plan (Neighbourhood Plan) to East Staffordshire Borough Council.  In accordance with Regulation 16, the Borough Council would like to invite comments from organisations and individuals on the submitted Neighbourhood Plan.  This ‘publicity’ consultation period lasts just over 6 weeks and runs from Tuesday 19th April 2016 to Friday 3rd June 2016.

Stapenhill Parish Council undertook consultation on an earlier draft of their Plan, between 17th October and 28th November 2015. Comments made to the Parish Council from this consultation helped inform changes to the document now submitted to East Staffordshire Borough Council.  The Neighbourhood Plan, written by a group made up of members from the community and from Stapenhill Parish Council, proposes a number of policies on housing, transport, heritage and open spaces.  

The Neighbourhood Development Plan is split into four main documents:

It is the responsibility of the Borough Council to collate all the representations and pass them on to an independent examiner, who will look at them and the Plan documents when assessing whether the plan meets the legislation and can therefore proceed to referendum.

The documents can be found on the ESBC website:


Hard copies of the plan can be found at:

  • Customer Service Centre, Burton Market Place
  • Burton upon Trent Library
  • Immanuel Church Hall, Hawthorn Crescent, Burton upon Trent DE15 9QW
  • Waterside Road Community Centre, Heath Road, Burton upon Trent DE15 9LF

You can submit comments by completing this form and sending it:

By post to: Neighbourhood Planning, Planning Policy, East Staffordshire Borough Council, PO Box 8045, Burton upon Trent, DE14 9LG


By e-mail to: neighbourhoodplanning@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk

If you wish to be notified of the Council’s decision on the plan proposal then please state this in your representation.

Regulation 14 (Draft Plan) consultation

Stapenhill Parish is seeking the views of local people on their draft Neighbourhood Plan between 17th October and 28th November 2015.  Find out more at https://twitter.com/StapenhillNDP or email neighbourhood.plan@bpud.co.uk

Previous Consultation

Initial consultation was carried out by the Parish Council in 2013. Currently a steering group of residents, councillors and business community members are progressing the Plan with the aid of a consultant.


Along with ten other parishes in East Staffordshire Outwoods was designated a Neighbourhood Area in December 2012 and was also awarded £20,000 of front runner money to assist the parish in writing the plan.

Stapenhill Neighbourhood Area