A plan that will help shape the future of Stafford Borough over the next 15 years has been submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination.
The Plan for Stafford Borough was adopted in June 2014 and includes housing targets and policies to guide new development.
Now Part 2 sets settlement boundaries for Stafford, Stone and major villages, within which new housing and other developments can be located.
Part 2 also sets out how community facilities and employment land will be protected.
A Government planning inspector will hold public hearing sessions over the summer to look at the proposals. If passed, the plan will guide the location of new development until 2031.
A copy of Part 2 can be inspected on the ground floor of the Civic Centre at Riverside, Stafford, on Monday to Thursday from 8.30am to 5pm or on Fridays from 8.30am to 4.30pm.
The documents and further information can also be viewed and downloaded from http://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/examinationpart2