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Rugeley lies within Cannock Chase District Council area but has boundaries with Lichfield District Council and Stafford Borough Council. Rugeley Town Council has four wards: Western Springs North, Western Springs South, Hagley and Etchinghill. Geographically Rugeley lies between Cannock Chase Forest to the west, and the River Trent and Trent & Mersey canal to the east. To the south lies Brereton and Ravenhill settlement. As a consequence, Rugeley has a very tight settlement boundary with a population of around 18,000.

Why do we need a neighbourhood plan?

The aim of the neighbourhood plan is to engage directly with the Rugeley community in order to develop a shared vision and shape growth. It should be for local residents to choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built, and to have their say on what any new buildings should look like and what accompanying infrastructure should be provided.

Our objectives:
The keys policies to be developed through the neighbourhood plan process are:

·       Infrastructure: Education provision; community leisure facilities; retail/commercial outlets; public transport;

·       Housing: Type; tenure; density and appearance of dwellings to include affordable homes and senior living;

·       Environment: Canal system and opportunities surrounding it; rural landscape; protection of green boundary;

·       Transport: The A51 and A460 and their importance in linking to local towns; increased use and condition of minor roads; and

·       Economy: Enabling increased access to employment opportunities; opportunities from redevelopment of power station; regeneration of Rugeley town centre.



The aim of this first survey is to gain a better understanding of resident’s attitudes and opinions in respect of our five main objectives above. As the neighbourhood planning process progresses, we will be having more detailed conversations regarding each of our objectives and, from that, establish local policies.

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* 1. What area of Rugeley do you live in, Hagley Ward, Western Springs North, Western Springs South, Etchinghill, Brereton & Ravenhill, other?

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* 3. If you had one positive comment to say about Rugeley, what would it be?

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* 4. If you had one negative comment to say about Rugeley what would it be?

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* 5. Looking ahead, what vision do you have of Rugeley in 10 years time?

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