Released on 17 December 2018 Archived Press Release
At Stratford-on-Avon District Council's full Council meeting on 17 December, Members unanimously decided to 'make' (adopt) the Stratford-upon-Avon Neighbourhood Development Plan under Section 38A(4) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended).
The Stratford-upon-Avon Neighbourhood Development Plan is the twelfth to be made in the District and is the culmination of six years' work by the Town Council, neighbourhood plan steering group and the local community, who should all be congratulated for their achievements.
The Stratford-upon-Avon Neighbourhood Development Plan now forms part of the Development Plan for Stratford-on-Avon District and will be a material consideration in the determination of planning applications within the Parish of Stratford-upon-Avon.
Voters in Stratford-upon-Avon went to the polls on 29 November to respond to the question: "Do you want Stratford-on-Avon District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Stratford-upon-Avon to help decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"
The results were as follows:
The number of votes cast in favour of YES was 5,239 (91.21%)
The number of votes cast in favour of NO was 505 (8.79%)
The turnout was 26.11%.
The Council agreed the following recommendations:
(1) That the Stratford-upon-Avon Neighbourhood Development Plan be made/adopted with immediate effect with the consequence that it becomes part of the Development Plan for Stratford-on-Avon District
(2) That Council congratulates the Stratford-upon-Avon Neighbourhood Development Plan Team on their work in the report to be presented to Council.
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