Hixon Parish Council is a statutory consultee on all planning applications submitted for development within the parish boundary. The Parish Council can only support or object to planning applications, the final decision is made in most cases by Stafford Borough Council. Hixon Parish Council is also consulted on planning applications submitted to Staffordshire County Council. Hixon Parish Council endeavours to be consistent in how it considers all planning applications and uses The Plan for Stafford Borough and the Hixon Neighbourhood Plan as its point of reference. 


gladman result 31/01/17

Hixon Parish Council has been informed that the appeal against the refusal to grant planning permission for 90 houses off Stowe Lane has been dismissed by the Secretary of State. The policies within the Hixon Neighbourhood Plan were a significant factor in the Secretary of State's decision. It is thanks to the three years of hard work by the Hixon Neighbourhood Plan steering group that it is now also part of the planning policies of Stafford Borough Council and will be the benchmark by which all future planning applications will be judged. ....
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Hixon Neighbourhood Plan 03/01/17

95.2% of people voting voted YES for the Hixon Neighbourhood Plan at the referendum on Sept. 15th 2016. The Neighbourhood Plan was considered by Stafford Borough Council Cabinet on 3 November 2016 and adopted by Council on 22 November 2016. The Hixon Neighbourhood Plan is now part of the Borough’s development plan for making planning decisions. Read on for more information. ....
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Planning Applications 23/10/16

Details of planning applications since December 2008 ....
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Gladman Appeal Update 16/09/16

The appeal against refusal of planning permission for the Gladman application for 90 houses off Stowe Lane has been referred to the Secretary of State for a decision. This is because the Hixon Neighbourhood Plan received a YES vote in its referendum and will be formally adopted by SBC in November 2016. ....
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Hixon Neighbourhood Plan 10/12/15

The Hixon Neighbourhood Plan Working Group have prepared a Neighbourhood Plan and this is currently out for consultation with Stafford Borough Council, the consultation ends on 15th January 2016. To view, visit the Neighbourhood Plan Documents page on this website. ....
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Gladman Appeal Against Planning Application Refusal 08/12/15

Gladman are appealing the refusal of the 90 houses off Stowe Lane, 15/21806/OUT using the Written Representations Procedure. The Planning Inspectorate will be provided with the correspondence previously sent in to SBC. If anyone wants to make additional representations, these need to be sent to the Planning Inspectorate within 5 weeks of the Start Date which was 11th November (so the end date is 15th December). Any additional comments to be made: via the Planning Portal at or by email to
or by writing (3 copies) to Planning Inspectorate, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN. It is VERY IMPORTANT that the PLANNING INSPECTORATE REFERENCE NUMBER of APP/Y3425/W/15/3137539 is quoted in any correspondence with the Planning Inspectorate. ....
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Reasons to refuse the Gladman Planning Application 08/12/15

Reasons to refuse the Gladman Planning Application:
The 3 main reasons: 1) The proposed development is on a greenfield site adjacent to Hixon. Stafford Borough Council can demonstrate a 5 year supply of housing land, including a 20% buffer. The Plan for Stafford Borough has demonstrated that for the plan period objectively assessed need can be fully met. Although a proportion of the Boroughs housing provision is required at the Key Service Villages (12%) the amount of housing currently committed at this level of the hierarchy has exceeded this proportion. The proposal would lead to a disproportion amount of development taking place at a lower level of the sustainable settlement hierarchy. This will undermine the development strategy set out in Spatial Principle 4 of the Plan for Stafford Borough. Please read on for more reasons... ....
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Proposed Extension to Industrial Estate off New Road 04/07/15

Hixon Parish Council and Hixon Neighbourhood Plan steering group are aware of a leaflet that is being distributed door-to-door asking for comments on a proposed development on Hixon Airfield. The leaflet has been styled in a way that gives the impression it is from Hixon PC or the Neighbourhood Plan group. IT IS NOT. The leaflet is asking for comments on further expansion of the industrial area of the airfield, changing agricultural land to employment land. The land is outside the employment land boundary as defined within the Hixon Neighbourhood Plan. The public consultation on the Hixon Neighbourhood Plan begins next week - look out for details on Hixon Parish Council website and in notice boards, bus shelters, shops and pubs etc. In the meanwhile, please alert neighbours and fellow Hixon residents that the leaflet is not part of a Hixon Neighbourhood Plan survey. ....
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50 Houses off Church Lane 21/05/15

Hixon Parish Council has objected to the planning application for 50 houses off Church Lane (15/22017/OUT), read on for a link to the letter of objection. ....
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Runway 12/07/13

Hixon Parish Council is aware that the runway on the former airfield being dug up. SBC planning have advised that as long as the land is being returned to agricultural use, they have no control over the runway being dug up. The owner of the land has confirmed that the runway is being broken up to increase the amount of agricultural land available to them. ....
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Rural Exception Housing Public Exhibition 27/06/13

Rural Exception Housing Update ....
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