Neighbourhood Plan for Beaudesert and Henley-in-Arden Neighbourhood Plan Area

Press Release

Published on 12 October 2023
Archived on 12 November 2023

The Beaudesert and Henley-in-Arden Neighbourhood Development Plan is a step closer to fruition following receipt of the draft plan for formal consultation, the stage of the process prior to Independent Examination of the plan.

Beaudesert and Henley-in-Arden Parish Council as the Qualifying Body has prepared the 'Beaudesert and Henley-in-Arden Neighbourhood Development Plan 2011-2031' for the Neighbourhood Area with the help of the local community.

The plan sets out a vision for the future of the Neighbourhood Area and planning policies which will be used to determine planning applications locally. In accordance with Regulation 16 of Part 5 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), the Local Planning Authority must publicise the draft plan for a minimum 6 week period inviting representations on the plan.

A copy of the Draft Plan and associated documentation can be viewed on the Council website at or at Stratford-on-Avon District Council's offices, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon and Henley-in-Arden libraries during normal opening hours. It is also available to view at Henley-in-Arden Parish Council during normal opening hours.

The consultation starts on Thursday 12 October 2023.

Representations on the draft Plan may be made to the District Council by no later than 5pm on Friday 24 November 2023.

You are encouraged to submit your representations electronically. This can be done either by using the on-line form on the website at or by attaching a form to an email and sending it to If you want to post your response, please send it to Stratford-on-Avon District Council, Planning Policy, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HX.

Neighbourhood planning is a key component of the Government's Localism Act, introducing a new tier of planning. The Localism Act devolves greater powers to Councils and neighbourhoods, giving local people new rights to shape the development of the communities in which they live by taking a more active role in the development of planning policy at a local level.

Please be aware that all representations received by the authority will be made publically available (in due course). These will be identifiable by name and where applicable, organisation.

The Act makes it clear that a Neighbourhood Plan will have to generally conform with the Development Plan produced by the District Council.

Contact details

Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire,
CV37 6HX
Tel: 01789 267575

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Last updated on 12/10/2023