Hollington is situated within the Staffordshire Moorlands Council Area of Northeast Staffordshire,
approximately 6 miles north of the market town of Uttoxeter.
The aim is for this site to be a useful resource for local people as well as those wanting to visit the area.
So come on in, explore a little further and discover more about our village.
There are currently a number of planning applications affecting Hollington including SMDC identifying two development sites for approx 13 new dwellings, despite many applications over recent years being refused for single dwellings.
The purpose of this web site is to make Hollington Residents aware of the SMDC proposals and to invite your input to ensure any concerns or proposals can be represented
Checkley Parish Council are compiling “A Neighbourhood Development Plan. ” which will set out the vision for an area, and planning policies for the use and development of land within an area.
Checkley Parish Council have determined that each ward should form its own consultative forum to represent that ward, and, put forward the ideas and concerns of the local residents.
Neighbourhood planning is a right for communities introduced through the Localism Act 2011. Communities can shape development in their areas through the production of Neighbourhood Development Plans, which gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. They are able to choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built, have their say on what those new buildings should look like and what infrastructure should be provided, and grant planning permission for the new buildings they want to see go ahead.
Neighbourhood planning provides a powerful set of tools for local people to ensure that they get the right types of development for their community where the ambition of the neighbourhood is aligned with the strategic needs and priorities of the wider local area.
There is no limit ( higher or lower ) as to the number of local residents or stakeholders having an input – all that is needed is an interest in the village and its development in the future.
AGM Wed 23rd Oct 2019 at 7.30pm
Hollington Village Hall
You are invited as a Hollington resident to the AGM of the Hollington Residents Steering Group on Wednesday 23rd October in the Village Hall. This is a great opportunity to meet together and discuss the development of our village.
SMDC prefer online submissions to the local plan consultation.
Access the online template can be made through the following links:
- A. www.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk/siteallocations this takes you through to a document with a link early on the first page labelled
- B. Read and comment on the document
- C. At the bottom of the page that this link takes you to there is a second link labelled Read and comment on document
- D. This link takes you through to the actual consultation document with a menu on the left hand side of the page, select section 3 from the menu
- E In section 3 scroll to the bottom of the section where you will find the online consultation template with 5 sections, housing, employment, retailng, traveller accommodation and infrastructure.
29th Oct 2019 - Planning permission for 5G Masts
Currently there is a consultation out by the government to permitted development rights to support the deployment of 5G and extend mobile coverage.
This consultation is to allow the installation of 5G masts anywhere without full planning permissions. Cllr Wilkinson is concerned that this could have a detrimental effect to our area due to being on the SMDC boundary and SMDC wanting to put these as far away from Leek as possible...which will mean Checkley Parish and surrounding area.
Cllr Wilkinson has also advised that there are some concerns that the waves omitted by 5G could potentially be carcinogenic and needs more research.
5G will require the installation of more masts than existing networks
The cut off for this consultation is the 4th November. Would you mind completing this consultation?
Chair of Hollington Residents Steering Group