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Local Plan

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What is a Local Plan?

Local Plans set out a vision and framework for the future development of an area, addressing needs and opportunities in relation to housing, the economy, community facilities and infrastructure – as well as a basis for safeguarding the environment, adapting to climate change and securing good design. The Local Plan is an essential tool for guiding decisions on individual development proposals and is the starting point for considering whether a planning application can be approved.

Adopted Local Plan 2006-2031

The Tamworth Borough Council Local Plan 2006-2031 is our current adopted Local Plan and sets out the vision and spatial planning strategy for Tamworth and allocates parts of the town for new homes and employment land to meet local community and business needs up to 2031.

Our Local Plan was adopted by Council on Tuesday 23rd February 2016 after the conclusion of its independent examination. The Local Plan 2006-2031, along with the saved policies of the Local Plan 2001-2011, is the main document of the development plan for Tamworth. You can view the Local Plan and accompanying documents below.

Local Plan Review

Legislation requires that local development documents be reviewed every five years from the date of adoption, meaning that a review of the adopted local plan would be required to be completed by February 2021. However, updates to national planning policy and a change in priorities at a local level have meant that an earlier review of the plan was considered appropriate and this was carried out in March 2020. You can view the results of that review under Related Documents below.

Adopted Local Plan:

Related Documents:

Other planning policy documents

These documents are available to view by clicking the links above or at the below locations during normal opening hours;

  • Tamworth Borough Council Office, Marmion House, Lichfield Street, B79 7BZ
  • Tamworth Library, Corporation Street, B79 7DN
  • Glascote Library, Caledonian, Glascote, B77 2ED
  • Wilnecote Library, Wilnecote High School, Tinkers Green Road, Wilnecote, B77 5LF

You can get further information or advice by phone on 01827 709709 or by emailing developmentplan@tamworth.gov.uk.