Submission Statement

In accordance with Regulation 22(3) of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, notice is hereby given that as of 15 November, 2013, the Stafford Road Corridor Area Action Plan Publication Report and associated documents was submitted to the Secretary of State for examination by an independently appointed Inspector.

Submission documents

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View the submission documents online.

Planning Inspector Details

The Secretary of State appointed Mr Peter Drew BSc (Hons) Dip TP (Dist) MRTP as an independent Inspector to conduct the examination.

Programme Officer Details

Lisa Turner was appointed as the Programme Officer (PO) for the Examination in Public of the Stafford Road Corridor Area Action Plan. The PO acted as the liaison between the council, the public and the appointed Inspector. The main function of the PO is to assist the Inspector in all procedural and administrative aspects of the Examination in Public. Contact details for the PO are or 07552 211472.

Examination in Public Details

The hearings that were due to take place Tuesday 25 February, 2014 were cancelled due to no participants wishing to attend. The examination continued by written representation only. 

Main Modifications

The main modifications to the AAP have now been proposed to address issues of soundness. There was a six week consultation on these main modifications and a number of minor modifications, between 29 April 2014 and 11 June 2014. This consultation has now closed.

Inspector's Report

The Type=media;MediaID=4759;Title=Inspector's Report;Target=_blank; was published in June 2014. The Inspector found that the Plan is "sound" subject to a small number of modifications, which were subject to public consultation during May/June (see above).

Contact Us

For further information please contact Tom Podd, Planning Officer on 01902 555638 or e-mail


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