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 outlined on the map below.  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.

We are delighted to have been awarded government funding to create the Plan. We have also been awarded technical support through consultants AECOM to develop a Design Guide for housing; and a Housing Needs Assessment.  We are working with the Housing Association and South Staffordshire District Council to carry out a Housing Needs Survey.

The First Consultation is underway, seeking residents’ views on the main issues  which the  Plan might address, and on policy options.  The response has been positive, and many ideas have been put forward.  On the basis of the responses to this consultation, the detail of the Neighbourhood Plan will be developed.