Residents in Biddulph will be able to have their say on the future development of the town when a referendum on two planning questions takes place in December.
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has decided to send the Biddulph Neighbourhood Development Order and the Biddulph Neighbourhood Plan prepared by Biddulph Town Council to referendum on 7th December.
The local community will be asked two questions:
- Whether they want the type of development in the Neighbourhood Development Order for Biddulph to have planning permission; and
- Whether they want Staffordshire Moorlands District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Biddulph to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area
If a majority vote ‘yes’ to these questions, both documents will be adopted.
Councillor Darren Price, Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Planning, said: “Of course, we know people care about where they live and how their communities and neighbourhoods could, and should, develop in the future.
“This referendum is a real opportunity for Biddulph people to have their say and to help shape the future of their town. I would encourage everyone to take a look at these planning documents, and to take that opportunity to influence the services and amenities that are provided in the future by taking part in the referendum in a few weeks time.”
The documents are available on the Council’s website or you can view paper copies at:
- Biddulph Town Hall on High Street between 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm on Mondays and Tuesdays and 9am – 1pm Wednesdays to Fridays
- Moorland House, Stockwell Street, Leek by prior appointment – complete this webform or call 0345 605 3013