Loggerheads Neighbourhood Plan

Loggerheads Neighbourhood Plan

Making of the Neighbourhood Development Plan

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council decided by delegated authority of the Head of Planning on 15 February 2019 to make the Loggerheads Neighbourhood Development Plan. The Loggerheads Neighbourhood Development Plan now forms part of the Development Plan for Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough.

Loggerheads Neighbourhood Development Plan Decision Statement

Loggerheads Neighbourhood Development Plan Decision Report

Loggerheads Neighbourhood Plan 2013-2033 Version 2.20 "Made" 15 February 2019


The Referendum for the Loggerheads Neighbourhood Plan took take place on 10 January 2019.  More information on the referendum can be found here.

Information Statement

Loggerheads Neighbourhood Development Plan version 2.19

Referendum - Declaration of Result

Regulation 18: Publication of Independent Examiners Report

The Borough Council considered the Examiner's report and made the decision to accept the Examiner's recommended modifications, and enable the Loggerheads Neighbourhood Development Plan to proceed to referendum. This Decision Statement and the Examiner’s Report are available for inspection on the Borough Council’s and Parish Council’s websites.  A hard copy is also available for viewing at Loggerheads Library, 7 Eccleshall Road, Loggerheads, TF9 4NX and at Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council Offices, Castle House, Barracks Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 1BL during opening hours.

Decision Statement

Independent Examiners report published

Regulation 17: Examination - NOW CLOSED

On 10 July 2018 Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council appointed Christopher Collison BA (Hons) MBA MRTPI MIED MCMI IHBC to undertake the examination of the Loggerheads Neighbourhood Plan. The independent examination is complete.

The Examiner sought clarification of several matters, the requests and responses can be viewed below:

Initial examiner letter 10/07/2018

Updated examiner letter 30/07/2018

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and Loggerheads Parish Council Joint response to examiner's letter 30/07/2018

Examiner Update Letter on examination of Loggerheads Neighbourhood Plan 22.08.2018

Examiner Update Letter on examination of Loggerheads Neighbourhood Plan 23.08.2018

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council response to examiner's letter 23.08.2018

Representations received at Regulation 16 stageRepresentations

Parish Council response to representations made at Regulation 16 consultation

Regulation 16: Consultation on Submitted Neighbourhood Plan - NOW CLOSED

Loggerheads Parish Council submitted their Neighbourhood Plan to Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, and in accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, the Borough Council undertook public consultation on it for a period of six weeks from 8 May to 19 June 2018.

The Submission version of the Loggerheads Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed below:

The following documents were also submitted to Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council:

Regulation 14: Pre-submission Consultation - NOW CLOSED

Loggerheads Parish Council undertook a six-week consultation on the Regulation 14 Pre Submission Draft Plan between 3 November 2017 and 15 December 2017. Relevant associated documents can be found here.

Habitats Regulations Assessment Screening

UPDATE 15 August 2018 - In light of recent changes regarding the interpretation of legislation following a Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruling on the People Over Wind and Peter Sweetman v. Coillte Teoranta (C-323/17[1]), Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council as the ‘Competent Authority’ under The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 took the decision to re-screen the Loggerheads Neighbourhood Plan to assess whether it would result in any likely significant effects on European sites within relative proximity of the Neighbourhood Plan Area. The revised HRA report was available for comment between 12 and 26 October 2018, and no responses were received. The Examiner recommended a modification to correct an error in relation to paragraph numbers which has been corrected. The final version of the HRA screening report is available.

Habitats Regulations Assessment Screening Report

Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004 and European Directive 2001/42/EC

On 10 April 2017, the Council issued a screening determination of the Draft Loggerheads Neighbourhood Plan in accordance with Regulation 9(1) of the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004 and European Directive 2001/42/EC. At the time of the Borough Council undertaking the screening, Loggerheads Parish Council had not formally published the Plan for public consultation under Regulation 14.  A copy of the screening determination and the reasons for the determination can be viewed here:

Screening determination.


On 26 June 2015 Loggerheads Parish Council applied to the Borough Council to designate the entire parish as a neighbourhood area. The proposed neighbourhood area was approved by the Council on 16 September 2015. A map showing the extent of the designated neighbourhood area and a covering letter from the parish council which explains why the designated area is considered to be appropriate are available to view via the links below.

Map showing the extent of the Loggerheads neighbourhood area

Letter from the Parish Council setting out why the designation is appropriate

Public notice to publicise this area application: Loggerheads Neighbourhood Area Application - Public Notice.

Loggerheads Parish Council website has information relating to the production of the Loggerheads Neighbourhood Plan.


Last updated 31 March 2021

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