Kinver’s Neighbourhood Plan
Kinver Parish was designated as a Neighbourhood Area by South Staffordshire Council in September 2020. This gave us the go-ahead to start creating our Neighbourhood Plan. The area of the Plan is that of Kinver Parish, as shown on the map below, outlined in dark red. The area includes Stourton, Iverley and outlying settlements as well as Kinver itself.
The Steering Group, made up of members of the Parish Council and other Kinver residents, will guide the process, with the full Parish Council in overall charge. Creating the Plan will involve expertise and support from local residents, businesses and other stakeholders, professional consultants, and the District Council.
Neighbourhood Plan development is supported by government grants. We are delighted to have been awarded the funding we applied for to start creating the Plan. Consultants Kirkwells have been engaged to support us.
The next step is to develop a framework of the main issues and options which the Kinver Neighbourhood Plan might address, and to consult the community on what the priorities should be. This consultation is planned for early 2021. On the basis of the responses to this consultation, the detail of the Neighbourhood Plan will be developed.