Neighbourhood Plan

The Denstone Neighbourhood Plan (2015-31) will allow the Parish Council to have more influence on planning decisions made by the Borough Council. It will help to manage development and change so that the environmental, economic and social needs of local people can be taken into account to keep Denstone special. The Plan covers all of the Parish, including Stubwood, Quixhill Prestwood & Doveleys.

What happens next? We “Submitted” the Plan to the Borough Council on August 22nd. This is an important legal stage, when it is handed over to the Borough Council for final consultation and independent examination to ensure it meets the Basic Conditions and can go to Referendum.

The Submission Documents comprise:

The Denstone Neighbourhood Development Plan (Policy Document)
The Basic Conditions Statement & a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Determination Statement
The Consultation Statement (a “Storyboard” of all the consultation and how this has influenced the Plan)

We and ESBC then hope to follow the timetable below to complete the Neighbourhood Plan:

September/October – Advertising and an examination, to be carried out by an independent and qualified examiner.
November – Consideration of the Examiner’s Report & recommendations and making any final changes.
December/January – East Staffs BC prepares for the referendum (we will issue a final newsletter at that time).
February – The Referendum (a “Yes” vote of over 50% would mean that the Plan could be “Made” in Feb./March).

Please note that the Denstone Neighbourhood Plan Facebook page has now been renamed the “Denstone Voice”.

Neighbourhood Plan Newsletter, Submission Documents and Background Reports, August 2016

Note: some large pdfs, please be patient when downloading

Submission Documents

Background Reports

View Neighbourhood Plan Minutes (as pdf files)


To Contact the Neighbourhood Plan Committee

Bob Beaumont is the clerk to this committee. Contact him via email on