Closed consultations

Budget Consultation 2019/20 - THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED.

As part of an annual process, Tamworth Borough Council reviews the Council Tax and Charges strategy for the development of its budget to ensure that funding is put into areas of highest priority. As part of the budget setting process, Tamworth Borough Council consults with residents, businesses and the voluntary and community sector on their priorities for Council spending. This consultation was open until 14 September 2018.

The results will be used to feed into next year’s budget setting process.

 

Local Development Documents Consultations - THESE CONSULTATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

Infrastructure Delivery Plan - We have recently updated the Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP), which is a key Local Plan document, detailing what infrastructure projects are due to be delivered in the borough over the plan period 2006-2031. Previously in Appendix B of the Local Plan 2006-2031 the IDP is now a standalone document, making it easier to view and update. The draft IDP was put together with assistance from infrastructure providers and details projects in areas such as transport, public realm, green infrastructure, sport, culture, education and utilities that are required to support Tamworth’s growth to 2031. Draft Infrastructure Delivery Plan

Regulation 123 List - We are currently looking to adopt a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and have previously consulted on a Draft Charging Schedule. You can find out more about the levy on the CIL pages of our website (www.tamworth.gov.uk/cil).  Regulation 123 of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations (2010) (as amended) sets out the need for the CIL charging authority to produce a list of “relevant infrastructure” which will be funded in whole or in part by money collected though CIL.  The draft Regulation 123 has been compiled from the latest IDP. Draft Regulation 123 list

Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document - To accurately reflect the introduction of the Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule in Tamworth and update the procedure of seeking planning obligations a new Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document has been drafted.  Once adopted, this will form part of the Development Plan for Tamworth and will supersede the current Planning Obligations SPD and Open Space SPD. Planning Obligations SPD

 

Locally important heritage assets (Local List) - THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED.

During April/May 2017 we asked for your views regarding the current local list and to suggest further entries to consider for the local list. We then sought views on the draft recommendations and requested any comments.

Customer Service Standards Survey - THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED.

Tamworth Borough Council is asking its customers what is important to them when they contact us. So that we can find out more about this, you are invited to go online and complete a short survey. The survey covers the varying methods by which customers can contact us from telephone enquiries to on-line self-service.We want you to consider how you currently contact us compared to how you would prefer to contact us, and then tell us what is important to you when you do.

The survey is part of a long-term project to change and improve the way that Tamworth Borough Council delivers its services and to meet the changing needs of its customers.

Final consultation on review of parliamentary constituency boundaries THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED.

In 2016 the Boundary Commissions began a review of parliamentary constituency areas as part of a remit from Government to reduce the number of MPs across the UK from 650 to 600. This means the number of constituencies in England will be reduced by 32, from 533 to 501.

The Boundary Commission for England first published its proposals for how parliamentary boundaries could change in September 2016, which was followed by an in-depth consultation period with two phases. In Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent, it is proposed that the number of constituencies will reduce from 12 to 11.

Changes have been suggested to the existing Tamworth and Lichfield constituencies to realign ward and constituency boundaries following changes to ward boundaries in Lichfield and to increase the overall size of the Tamworth electorate. 

Currently the two wards of Hammerwich with Wall and Whittington & Streethay are split between Lichfield and Tamworth, but with most of the electorate in Lichfield. The proposals are to include the Whittington & Streethay ward wholly in the Tamworth constituency and to include the Hammerwich with Wall ward wholly in the Lichfield constituency. In essence this means Tamworth would lose a small section of the Hammerwich with Wall ward, while gaining electors overall from the Whittington & Streethay ward.

Members of the public were being encouraged to view and comment on the proposals which are detailed in full online at www.bce2018.org.uk including maps of the existing and proposed constituency boundaries. Paper copies of the plans and associated documents were also available to view in the reception of Tamworth Borough Council at Marmion House in Lichfield Street. Consultation ended on December 11, 2017.

Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme Consultation - THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED.
Tamworth Borough Council consulted on its Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme asking for feedback from the public. One amendment was proposed – that from April 2018, bereavement support payments are disregarded completely as income. It is also took this opportunity to gauge opinion on the rest of the scheme which has been in operation since April 1st 2013.

The consultation ran until 10th November 2017.  At the end of the consultation, all responses will be considered by the Cabinet and full Council will finalise the Local Council Tax Reduction scheme from April 2018

Budget Consultation 2018/19 - THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED.
As part of an annual process, Tamworth Borough Council reviews the Council Tax and Charges strategy for the development of its budget to ensure that funding is put into areas of highest priority. As part of the budget setting process, Tamworth Borough Council consulted with residents, businesses and the voluntary and community sector on their priorities for Council spending. The consultation was open until the 15th September 2017. Please see reports below:

The results will be used to feed into next year’s budget setting process.

Local List Review Consultation - THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED.
We undertook a consultation on the Locally Listed buildings of Architectural and Historic Interest. The consultation ended on the 31st May 2017,

Customer Access Survey - THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED.
Tamworth Borough Council would like to know how its customers get in touch with the authority, how their needs are changing and what can be done to make customer service even better.

To find out more about the way customers and potential customers communicate, the authority conducted a short survey.

The survey is part of a long-term project to change and improve the way that Tamworth Borough Council delivers its services, to meet the changing needs of its customers. The customer services strategy is under review and this will inform how the authority aims to develop and shape access to the Council’s customer services.

Tamworth Conservation Area Appraisal Management Plan Consultation and Listings Consultation - THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED
The Council has launched the draft reviews of each of the seven Conservation Areas for an eight week consultation from 25 November 2016 to 20 January 2017 to get residents' views on the management of our conservation areas for the next five years. The consultation also seeks views on buildings of architectural and historic interest which could potentially be added to the Local List or the National List.

The Conservation Area Management Plan Reviews will be available during the consultation period at the following locations below. You will able to view the documents and fill in a response form.

  • Tamworth Borough Council,
  • Tamworth Library
  • Wilnecote Library
  • Glascote Library

The documents will also be available online on the Council’s conservation area management plan review webpage 

If you would like to find out more about any of these documents, please contact a member of the Development Plan Team on 01827 709279 or email us at: developmentplan@tamworth.gov.uk

Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme Consultation - This consultation is now closed
Tamworth Borough Council is seeking people’s views on a proposed change to its Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme, to take effect from the 1st April 2017. The amendment would see a claim being paid for up to four weeks of temporary absence ONLY when the claimant (and any partner) has gone abroad. Under the existing scheme, entitlement would normally be for up to 13 weeks. The council has launched a consultation asking for people’s views on this proposed change and is also taking this opportunity to gauge opinion on the rest of the scheme which has been in operation since 1st April 2013.

To find out how the proposed changes affect you, click on this link to get an estimate of Council Tax Reduction from April 2017.

The consultation runs to 14th October 2016.  At the end of the consultation, responses will be considered by Cabinet and full Council will finalise the Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme to take effect from the 1st April 2017.

Budget Consultation 2017/18 - THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED
As part of an annual process, Tamworth Borough Council reviews the Council Tax and Charges strategy for the development of its budget to ensure that funding is put into areas of highest priority. As part of the budget setting process, Tamworth Borough Council consults with residents, businesses and the voluntary and community sector on their priorities for Council spending.
This consultation was open until the 12 September 2016.
The results will be used to feed into next year’s budget setting process.

Target Hardening Policy Consultation: We are currently consulting to replace the existing Sanctuary Scheme with a Target hardening policy. The scheme is used as a Homelessness prevention tool to allow victims of Domestic Abuse or Race and Hate Crime to remain in their own homes by making it more secure where otherwise they have to leave.

Public Space Protection Order Consultation - PSPO 2016/1 – Car cruising, racing, noise and vehicle nuisance CLOSED

Homelessness Prevention Strategy 2016 – 2020 Consultation: The current Homelessness Strategy is now out of date. The new strategy has been written and it is important that in the development of the Strategy we consider the views of everyone involved in homelessness services. This includes those who have experienced homelessness first hand, partners, housing associations other organisations elected representatives and members of the public.  CLOSED

Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme Consultation: Tamworth Borough Council is seeking people’s views on a proposed change to its Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme, to take effect from the 1st April 2016. This amendment would see child maintenance payments being disregarded as income when calculating a working age claimant’s Council Tax Reduction entitlement. The council has launched a consultation asking for people’s views on this proposed change and is also taking this opportunity to gauge opinion on the rest of the scheme which has been in operation since 1st April 2013. The consultation ran from 31st July 2015 to 25th September 2015. At the end of the consultation, responses will be considered by Cabinet and full Council will finalise the Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme to take effect from the 1st April 2016. CLOSED

Budget Consultation 2016/17: As part of an annual process, Tamworth Borough Council reviews the Council Tax and Charges strategy for the development of its budget to ensure that funding is put into areas of highest priority. As part of the budget setting process, Tamworth Borough Council consults with residents, businesses and the voluntary and community sector on their priorities for Council spending. This consultation was open until the 14th September 2015. The results will be used to feed into next year’s budget-setting process. CLOSED

Customer Access Survey: We would like to find out more about the way our customers communicate with us and how their needs may be changing. All completed questionnaires will be entered into a prize draw to win a television. The closing date for the survey was 30th April 2015; the prize draw took place in early May 2015. CLOSED

Indoor & Outdoor Sports Facility Strategy Survey: Tamworth Borough Council is going through the process of reviewing and updating its Indoor & Outdoor Sports Facility Strategy. This was originally developed in 2009 and now we are seeking fresh feedback from residents on the quality and quantity of existing facilities in the Borough to inform recommendations on the provision required in the future. CLOSED

Budget Consultation 2015/16: As part of an annual process, Tamworth Borough Council reviews the Council Tax and Charges strategy for the development of its budget to ensure that funding is put into areas of highest priority. As part of the budget setting process, Tamworth Borough Council consults with residents, businesses and the voluntary and community sector on their priorities for Council spending. The results will be used to feed into next year’s budget setting process and will be included in a Tamworth Listens Report which is debated at the State of the Borough debate later in the year. See the 2015/16 consultation report CLOSED.

Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme Consultation: Since April 2013, Local Authorities have administered a Local Council Tax Reduction scheme for those of Working Age, on behalf of the Government. A scheme with national rules continues for pensioners, which is also delivered by Local Authorities. The Government still provides funding for localised schemes, but since April 2013 it has been reduced. In 2012 there was a public consultation to gauge views about the locally proposed scheme from April 2013. Your feedback will be used to help shape the final Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme. CLOSED.

Draft Local Plan: This is Tamworth Borough Council's Local Plan which sets out the spatial planning strategy for Tamworth until 2031. The Draft Local Plan contains planning policies to guide future development and to protect the natural and historic built environment. It also proposes allocations for new employment and housing developments. CLOSED

HS2 Phase Two Route Consultation: HS2 Ltd has published a survey on proposed routes for Phase Two of HS2, connecting the West Midlands with Leeds, Manchester and beyond.  It seeks views on the proposed high speed rail route, as well as on the sustainability impacts of the proposed route. CLOSED.

Waste Collection and Recycling Service Satisfaction Survey: We are interested in your views on Tamworth Borough Council’s waste and recycling service. In particular, how you found the service over the Christmas and New Year period. CLOSED.

Joint waste strategy consultation. Tamworth Borough Council, along with other local authorities across Staffordshire, adopted the Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy in 2007. This is now due to be refreshed.  CLOSED.