Evidence Base

To support the formulation of options for future development, the development of planning policies and to ensure a sound evidence base there are a number of studies, assessments and background documents that underpin the Local Plan for South Staffordshire.

These studies may be updated as and when necessary and the most up to date version will be included in the Evidence Base on the website. for copies of earlier documents please contact the Local Plans Team.

The local planning strategy for South Staffordshire is set out in a number of themes. The first is the overarching Spatial Strategy which informs all other themes, and the remainder are the Sustainable Community Strategy Themes. These themes are:

  • The Spatial Strategy
  • Environmental Quality
  • Housing
  • Economic Vibrancy
  • Community Safety
  • Health and Well Being
  • Children and Young People

The Evidence Base has also been set out in these themes to demonstrate how the planning strategy has been developed.

Publication Plan

SAD Preferred Options

The Spatial Strategy Evidence Base

Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA)


South Staffordshire Accessibility Report 2009 - Hard Copy Only: - the Accessibility Report provides background data on the relative accessibility of South Staffordshire's communities, by public transport, walking and cycling, to a range of services. These services include; supermarkets, village centres, schools, doctor's surgeries, and employment centres.

Environmental Quality Evidence Base

Cannock Chase SAC

South Staffordshire Council has a duty to ensure that planning application decisions comply with the Habitats Regulations. Local Plan policy EQ2 safeguards the Cannock Chase Special Area of Conservation (SAC), which has been designated for its unique heathland habitat.

Cannock Chase SAC Appropriate Assessment Evidence Base

Historic Environment Character Assessment January - 2011

Housing Evidence Base

Greater Birmingham and Black Country Housing Market Area Strategic Locations Study 2018

South Staffordshire Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment - 2014

South Staffordshire Council appointed Arc4 to undertake a refresh of its Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (GTAA) to ensure that the latest needs information can be used for allocating new Gypsy and Traveller pitches through the Site Allocations work.

The Affordable Housing Viability Study

Economic Vibrancy Evidence Base

ROF Featherstone Viability and Delivery Options Study (Stage 1) - December 2013

Following comments in the Council's Core Strategy Inspectors Report regarding the need to address the deliverability of the ROF Featherstone strategic employment site, the Council has commissioned WECD to undertake the following study examining the site constraints and overall viability of the site:

Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust

Community Evidence Base

South Staffordshire Localities

Health and Well Being Evidence Base

Sports Facilities and Playing Pitch Strategy - 2014

Sports Facilities Statement - 2011

  • Sports Facilities Statement - Indoor Sports Statement (January 2011)
  • Map 1 - Swimming Pools Unmet Demand
  • Map 2 - Swimming Pools Aggregate Unmet Demand
  • Map 3 - Swimming Pools Relative Share
  • Map 4 - Sports Hall Unmet Demand
  • Map 5 - Sports Hall Aggregate Unmet Demand
  • Map 6 - Sports Hall Relative Share
  • Map 7 - AGPs Combined Unmet Demand
  • Map 8 - AGPs Combined Aggregate Unmet Demand
  • Map 9 - AGPs Combined Relative Share

Sports Facilities and Playing Pitch Strategy - 2013 - 2028

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Email: localplans@sstaffs.gov.uk


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