Burntwood Neighbourhood Plan Update
Voters in the town backed the Plan in a vote last week, with 76% supporting the proposal. On 6th May 2021 Burntwood parishioners had the opportunity to vote on their Neighbourhood Plan. The Plan sets out a strategy for the management of proposals for new homes, shops and offices that could be built in the town between now and 2029. It also identifies the infrastructure that will be needed to support this growth.
The Chairman of the Planning Advisory Group, Councillor Brad Westwood said “I am glad to see the residents of Burntwood have given their support to the Neighbourhood Plan. It will provide a clear guidance for the future of Burntwood's developments and will help the town in harness it's potential and become a better place for everyone. I'd like to thank the officers and councillors who have worked on the plan, and successfully saw it all the way through to the referendum.”
Lichfield District Council, in its role as the Local Planning Authority for Burntwood, will now take into account the policies set out in the Neighbourhood Plan when considering planning applications in the town. The Town Council will also now receive 25% rather than 15% of the Community Infrastructure Levy [CIL] which is charged against new development.