Neighbourhood Plan for Long Itchington, Bascote and Bascote Heath Neighbourhood Plan Area

Press Release

Published on 21 July 2021
Archived on 21 August 2021

The Long Itchington, Bascote and Bascote Heath 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.

Long Itchington, Bascote and Bascote Heath Parish Council as the Qualifying Body has prepared the 'Long Itchington, Bascote and Bascote Heath 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 all associated documentation can be viewed on the Council website at or paper copies can be viewed at Stratford-on-Avon District Council's offices at Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, and also at Stratford and Southam libraries during normal opening hours.

A copy is also available to view at the Parish Council offices, The Community Centre, Stockton Road, Long Itchington, Warwickshire, CV47 9LP. However this will be on an appointment only basis. Please telephone on 01926 815216 or email to make an appointment and for opening hours.

The consultation starts on Thursday 22 July 2021.

Representations on the draft Plan may be made to the District Council by no later than 5pm on Friday 10 September 2021.

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 21/07/2021