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Denstone 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 Denstone Neighbourhood Plan has now been officially made (adopted), so that it becomes part of the Development plan for the neighbourhood area.

The Decision Statement (final) and Final made Neighbourhood Plan can be found by clicking the relevant link.

Referendum Result

Download the Denstone Neighbourhood Plan Referendum result


The Denstone 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 15th December 2016.

The referendum takes place on Thursday 2nd February 2017.  In Denstone the polling station is: Denstone Village Hall.

If you are eligible to vote in Denstone Parish (the neighbourhood area) you will receive a poll card confirming your polling station for this referendum.  If you do not receive your poll card please contact the helpline on 01283 508376 or email elections@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk.  Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm.

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

  1. Denstone Referendum Neighbourhood Plan (Proposals Map, Inset Map 1, Inset Map 2 & Inset Map 3)
  2. Report of the Independent Examiner
  3. Summary of Representations made to the examiner
  4. Decision Statement
  5. Information for Voters

The above documents are also available at Uttoxeter Customer Service Centre, High Street, Uttoxeter, Denstone Village Hall, The Tavern Pub, The ex-BT phone box and Denstone Village Shop.


The Denstone Neighbourhood Plan was independently examined by Ann Skippers in October and November 2016.  The examiner’s report is available below along with the representations made at Regulation 16 consultation.  The Council is now considering the suggested modifications to the plan and will issue a Decision Statement in December.

Regulation 16 Consultation

Under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Denstone 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 just over 6 weeks and runs from Tuesday 23rd August to Wednesday 5th October.

Denstone Parish Council undertook consultation on an earlier draft of their Plan, between 22nd April and 6th June 2016. 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 steering group consisting of members from the community and from Denstone Parish Council, proposes a number of policies on heritage, housing and open space, amongst others.  

The Neighbourhood Development Plan Submission 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:

  • ESBC Customer Service Centre, Uttoxeter Library
  • Denstone Village Hall
  • The Tavern Pub
  • Ex telephone box information point
  • Denstone Village Shop

You can submit comments using this form and returning it either:

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

By e-mail to: neighbourhoodplanning@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk

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

Regulation 14 Consultation

Denstone Parish Council underwent Regulation 14 consultation on their draft plan between 22nd April and 6th June 2016.  More information can be found at: http://www.denstonevillage.org.uk/


The Neighbourhood Plan was designated on 5th February 2014.

Denstone Parish Council has applied to East Staffordshire Borough Council to become a designated Neighbourhood Area as required by section 5 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.

ESBC officially publicised the designation application as required by section 6 of the regulations. The consultation period for designation ran from Friday 29th November 2013 and closed on Friday 23rd January 2014 at 5pm.

The request letter from Denstone Parish Council and the parish boundary map are attached below.

Denstone Parish Council Application Letter

Denstone Parish Neighbourhood Plan Proposed Designation Map