The Core Strategy 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 is 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 Staffordshire Moorlands Core Strategy is currently at an advanced stage of production and will, when adopted, replace the Staffordshire Moorlands Local Plan and become the primary planning policy document determining where in the District future development will take place to 2026.
The Revised Submission Core Strategy was submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination on 12th September 2012. More information regarding the Examination is available via this link.
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.
Revisions consultation was held between 14 February 2011 and 11 March 2011.
The District Council published an Addendum to the Submission Version of its Core Strategy for formal representations from 7 December 2009 to 22 January 2010.
Statutory consultation on the Submission Version of the Plan took place between 6th May and 19th June 2009.
Consultation on Preferred Options was held in September 2008.
Consultation on Issues and Options was undertaken in September 2007.
These statements explain how the Council has involved the public and its key partners in the Core Strategy process.
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).
Further details of the West Midlands Regional Spatial Strategy.
Links are available in this section to old development plan documents.
Last updated: 7th January 2013