Neighbourhood Plan for Southam Neighbourhood Plan Area

Press Release

Published on 27 October 2022
Archived on 26 November 2022


The Southam Neighbourhood Development Plan has now started a formal consultation, the stage of the process prior to Independent Examination of the plan.

Southam Town Council as the Qualifying Body has prepared the 'Southam 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 www.stratford.gov.uk/Southamnp or at Stratford-on-Avon District Council's offices, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon and Stratford-upon-Avon and Southam libraries. Please check opening times before visiting.

The documents are also available to view at Southam Town Council, The Grange Hall, Coventry Road, Southam.

Representations on the draft Plan may be made to the District Council by no later than 5pm on Friday 9th December 2022.

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/southamnp or by attaching a form to an email and sending it to planning.policy@stratford-dc.gov.uk 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 26/10/2022