On 2 September 2019 Kidsgrove Town Council applied to Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council to designate the whole of the Civil Parish of Kidsgrove as a Neighbourhood Area. The proposed Neighbourhood Area was approved by the Borough Council on 30 September 2019. This designation is in accordance with Regulation 5A of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) and Development Management Procedure (Amendment) Regulations 2016 which came into force on 1 October 2016. These Regulations included an amendment whereby if a Neighbourhood Area application from a parish or town council equates to the whole of the parish area, consultation prior to the designation of the Neighbourhood Area is no longer required. The qualifying body is Kidsgrove Town Council. A map showing the extent of the designated Neighbourhood Area and a covering letter from the Town Council which explains why the designated area is considered to be appropriate are available to view via the links below.