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How to Make Representations

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How to Make Representations

The statutory period in which representations can be made on legal compliance and the 'soundness' of the Submission Version Local Plan will run between 27th February and 5pm on 11th April 2018.

To be valid, all representations must be submitted within this period and relate to matters of legal compliance and/or 'soundness' of the Local Plan.  The Council considers the Local Plan - Submission Version to be sound, so representations should specify in what respect(s) the Plan is considered to be unsound and what change(s) would be needed to be made to make it sound.

More information and help on making representations can be found in Guidance Notes available below and at local libraries and Council offices.  If you choose to make representations, the Council will need your consent to store and use your personal data to contact you about arrangements for the examination.

Representations can be made electronically by way of the Council's website or by email or in writing using a representation form available from the website and all libraries and Council offices.  They should be returned to the email address or postal address given below.



Post:              Freepost RRLJ-XCTC-JBZK, Forward Plans, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, Regeneration Services, Moorlands House, Stockwell Street, Leek, ST13 6HQ

Representations must be returned by 5:00pm on 11th April 2018.

Representations may be accompanied by a request to be notified at a specific address of any of the following:

  • the submission of the Local Plan for independent examination,
  • the publication of the recommendations of the Inspector appointed to carry out an examination, and
  • the adoption of the Local Plan.

Guidance notes on making representations [92KB]

How to comment online [352KB]

Statement of representations procedure [96KB]