Newborough Neighbourhood Plan

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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 Newborough 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.

Newborough Neighbourhood Plan


he Newborough 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 Newborough the polling station is: All Saints Church.

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  Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm.

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

  1. Newborough 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:


Viewing Times

Burton upon Trent Library, Riverside, Burton upon Trent DE14 1AH

8.30am-5pm Mon – Sat

(7pm Thurs & 4.30pm Sat)

Newborough Coffee Shop

Telephone 01283 8575303 for opening times

By application to the Parish Clerk

Telephone 01283 575687 for more information

Regulation 16 Consultation

Under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Newborough 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 6 weeks and runs from Wednesday 13th April 2016 to Friday 27th May 2016.

Newborough Parish Council undertook consultation on earlier drafts of their Plan, the most recent being between 15th October and 26th 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 Newborough Parish Council, proposes a number of policies on heritage, housing, open space and traffic management.  

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.

Hard copies of the plan can be found at:

  • Mobile Library, please see Staffordshire County Council web site for details

  • Newborough coffee shop

  • Newborough Parish Clerk, Tel 01283 575053

You can submit comments via this form:

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

By e-mail to:

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

Re-running of Regulation 14 (Draft Plan) consultation

The Steering Group considered all comments received at the initial Regulation 14 consultation in early 2015. They have now published revised policies and are consulting on these from 15th October to 26th November 2015. This is a re-running of the “Regulation 14” stage of the preparation process.

Further information can be found on Newborough Neighbourhood Plan Twitter page.


Along with ten other parishes in East Staffordshire Newborough 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.

Newborough Request Letter

Newborough map