Released on 22 May 2017 Press Release
The Stratford-upon-Avon 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.
Stratford-upon-Avon Town Council as the Qualifying Body has prepared the 'Stratford-upon-Avon Neighbourhood Development Plan 2015-2031' 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 www.stratford.gov.uk/nplan or paper copies can be viewed at Stratford-on-Avon District Council's offices, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, and also at Alcester, Henley-in-Arden, Shipston-on-Stour, Southam, Stratford-upon-Avon and Wellesbourne libraries during normal opening hours.
The consultation starts on Thursday 25 May 2017.
Representations on the draft Plan may be made to the Council by no later than 5pm on Friday 7 July 2017.
You are encouraged to submit your representations electronically. This can be done either by using the on-line form on the website at www.stratford.gov.uk/stratfordnp or by attaching a form to an email and sending it to email@example.com if you want to post your response, please send it to FREEPOST RTJX-GHEE-ZUCS, Stratford-on-Avon District Council, Consultation Unit, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BR.
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.
The Act makes it clear that a Neighbourhood Plan will have to generally conform with the Development Plan produced by the District Council.
For further details contact
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Tel: 01789 267575