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Local Plan evidence base

Pre-application Advice

The pre application and enquiry service has TEMPORARILY been SUSPENDED due to the high volume of applications we are receiving. Pre applications for major and strategic developments will continue to be accepted. 

If you are seeking advice on whether planning permission would be required please see our planning guides.

Alternatively you can submit a certificate of lawfulness application. 

To support the formulation of options for future development, the development of planning policies and to satisfy the requirement to ensure the Plan is underpinned by a sound evidence base, there are a number of studies, assessments and background documents that underpin the adopted Local Plan for East Staffordshire.

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These documents provide information about the housing market, and the housing development land supply. This includes information relating to housing affordability and Gypsy & Traveller needs.


These documents provide the baseline evidence relating to Flood Risk, water, Green Infrastructure, heritage assets and landscape quality issues in East Staffordshire.

Economic vibrancy

In this section you will find documents related to the creating of a vibrant economic climate including Employment Land review, Settlement Hierarchy and Retail and Leisure Study

Health and wellbeing

The Planning system has a key role to play in enabling and supporting healthier lifestyles, including access to open space, and provision of opportunities to enjoy formal or informal sport, including indoor and outdoor sport and swimming as well as recreation.


This page provides evidence on how the local plan might be delivered. Documents on this page include, Transportation Study and Community Infrastructure Levy.

Burton Town Centre

As the main town in the Borough, Burton has a key role to play in the economic health and success of the Borough as a whole. The documents on this page include the Burton Area Action Plan, Masterplan, Town Centre Strategic Framework and Public Realm Implementation Plan.

Historic Environment

These documents provide the baseline evidence relating to the historic environment including Conservation Area Appraisals, heritage assets, extensive urban surveys, historic environment character assessments and farmsteads.

Other Evidence Base

These documents provide the Council's corporate documents that may relate to the Local Plan.