The Core Strategy was adopted on the 26th March 2014 and is the key Local Development Framework (LDF) document. It is a strategic District wide plan which influences how and where the Staffordshire Moorlands will develop in the future. It sets out what the District Council would like to achieve in each of the main towns and the rural areas outside the Peak District National Park. The Core Strategy provides the framework for future LDF documents which will then identify specific sites for development in the District (Site Allocations DPD) and provide detailed guidance to supplement the policies (Supplementary Planning Documents).
The Core Strategy has been informed by information, aspirations and actions from many other documents and surveys and also from consultations and engagement with stakeholders, whilst its policies and proposals will be delivered and measured through various implementation and monitoring mechanisms and procedures.
The area within the Peak District National Park is the responsibility of the Peak District National Park Authority, a separate local planning authority who prepare their own Peak District Core Strategy.
The Core Strategy will supersede the saved policies from the Staffordshire Moorlands Local Plan (which are listed in Appendix H of the adopted Core Strategy). The development boundaries and Green Belt boundaries within the Local Plan are still in force until such time as they are reviewed as part of the Site Allocations work currently being undertaken. Please refer to the Council's Local Development Scheme for the latest timetable for the Site Allocations Review.
Details about the Core Strategy production stages including the Examination can be viewed by clicking on the links below.
If you require any further information please contact the Planning Policy Team:
Telephone: (01538) 395570
This page provides information relating to consultation on Main Modifications to the Staffordshire Moorlands Core Strategy.
This page provides information relating to the independent examination of the Staffordshire Moorlands Core Strategy.
The Revised Submission Core Strategy was published for representations between 12th December 2011 and 3rd February 2012.
Responses were reported to the Council meeting on 25th July 2012 and will be considered as part of the Core Strategy examination.
Stage 1 - Consultation on 'Issues and Options' was undertaken in September 2007. Stage 2 - Consultation on 'Preferred Options' was held in September 2008. Stage 3 - Statutory consultation on the submission version of the Plan took place between 6th May and 19th June 2009. St
The sustainability appraisal process provides a key evidence base for the LDF and informs the evaluation of different policy options.
The Infrastructure Plan provides clarity on the main infrastructure requirements for the Staffordshire Moorlands.
Further details of the Local Strategy & Duty to Co-operate Statement (September 2012).
Last updated: 13th May 2014