TWO areas of East Staffordshire are pressing ahead with efforts to form plans that will help shape the future of parishes.
Stapenhill and Anglesey parish councils have both been working with people across both areas to help design a neighbourhood development plan that will shape planning decisions in both parishes for the next 15 to 20 years.
In terms of the Stapenhill proposed plans, early issues that emerged included the need to address the quality of the shopping area in Main Street and the impact of traffic generated from the nearby Drakelow development.
Stapenhill Parish Council chairman Sue Paxton said: "We have been overwhelmed at the wide range of groups and organisations doing great things for the community in our parish.
"It is important that the work of these groups is acknowledged and cohesively supported in our plan."
A community day will be held on Saturday, September 13 at the Waterside Community Centre, in Heath Road, Stapenhill, to discuss the plan.
In Anglesey, the main issues raised were that more needed to be done to help youngsters, and that better access and parks were required.
Hazel Woods, parish council chairman, said: "It's a great opportunity for the people of Anglesey and the parish council to shape how the area changes over the next 20 years. We are really excited to be helping our community to make this plan."
A consultation will take place on September 5 and 6, when a double-decker bus will tour the parish to present to the community the outline of the emerging neighbourhood plan.