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Horninglow and Eton Neighbourhood Plan Update February 2020

On 5th February 2020, East Staffordshire Borough Council resolved that the Horninglow and Eton Neighbourhood Plan as modified be ‘made’. The modified plan replaces the previous Neighbourhood Plan and it now formally becomes part of the Borough Council’s Development Plan.  It will be used to guide planning decisions in Horninglow and Eton Parish.

Horninglow and Eton Neighbourhood Plan

Horninglow and Eton Neighbourhood Plan - August 2018

Horninglow and Eton Parish Council has decided to update Policy HE5 of the Neighbourhood Plan and following a period of consultation between May and August 2018, have submitted the updated plan and associated documents. East Staffordshire Borough Council are now consulting on the updated plan for a period of 6 weeks.

The relevant documents can be viewed below:

The consultation runs from Friday 24th May until 17:00 on Friday 5th July 2019. Please send any representations to planningpolicy@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk

Making of the Horninglow and Eton Neighbourhood Development Plan

Voters in Horninglow and Eton Parish gave a resounding ‘yes’ to their Neighbourhood Plan on 5th March 2015. with 88.5% of people voting endorsing the plan.

The Neighbourhood Plan was therefore ‘made’ – that is adopted by East Staffordshire Borough Council's Cabinet on 16th March 2015 resolved to make the Horninglow and Eton Neighbourhood Development Plan under Section 38(4) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended).

Made Horninglow and Eton Neighbourhood Development Plan (March 2015)

Horninglow and Eton Neighbourhood Development Plan Decision Statement

Horninglow and Eton Neighbourhood Plan Referendum - Thursday 5th March 2015

The Horninglow and Eton Neighbourhood Plan was independently examined in November last 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 voted to progress the Plan to Referendum at the Cabinet meeting on 19th January 2015.

The local community endorsed the Horninglow & Eton Neighbourhood Plan, with a 88.5% ‘yes’ vote (1038 ‘yes’ votes to 135 ‘no’, 9 ballot papers rejected).  The ballot generated just over 11% turnout of the 10594 eligible voters.

Declaration of Result of Poll - Horninglow and Eton Neighbourhood Plan

The Neighbourhood Plan and other background documents are available via the links below or in several places in Horninglow and Eton Parish:

The ‘specified documents’ are:

Deposit locations of Plan and background documents:

  • St Chad's Community Centre, Hunter Street, Burton upon Trent
  • Horninglow Primary School, Horninglow Road, Burton upon Trent
  • Carver Road Community Centre, Carver Road, Burton upon Trent
  • Dean and Smedley Pharmacy, Horninglow Road, Burton upon Trent
  • Scientia Academy, Mona Road, Burton upon Trent
  • St Thomas Methodist Church, Mona Road, Burton upon Trent
  • St John the Divine Parish Rooms, Rolleston Road, Burton upon Trent


The Horninglow and Eton NDP was independently examined by a suitably qualified planning professional in November. The Inspector's Report is now available and can be found here. ESBC will publish a decision statement in January 2015.

Draft Neighbourhood Plan

In accordance with section 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 East Staffordshire Borough Council invited feedback from organisations and individuals on the Horninglow and Eton Neighbourhood Development Plan. The consultation period lasted for 6 weeks and ran from 11th August 2014 to 6th October 2014.

Representations made on the Submission Plan.

A draft version of the document underwent consultation March-April 2014 by Horninglow and Eton Parish Council. Comments made to the Parish Council from this consultation helped inform changes to the document submitted to East Staffordshire Borough Council. The Neighbourhood Development Plan, written by Horninglow and Eton Parish Council and working group proposes a number of policies on housing, transport and the environment.

The Neighbourhood Development Plan is split into three main documents:

It is the responsibility of the council to collate all the representations and pass them on to the 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.

Horninglow and Eton Parish Council consulted on their draft Neighbourhood plan from 3rd March to 14th April.


Along with ten other parishes in East Staffordshire Borough, Horninglow and Eton 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.