Plan to proceed to referendum

The Claverdon Neighbourhood Plan was independently examined between March and May of 2019. The District Council received the Examiner's report on 17 May. The Examiner's report recommends that, subject to some proposed modifications, the plan should proceed to referendum. The District Council agrees with the Examiner's report and has endorsed the Plan to proceed to a referendum to be held on Thursday 24 October 2019.

The polling station will be at Claverdon Church Centre, Church Road, Claverdon, CV35 8PD.

The question on the ballot paper will be as follows:

"Do you want Stratford-on-Avon District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Claverdon to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area"

A number of documents (referred to as 'specified documents' in the Neighbourhood Planning regulations) are listed below to assist voters.

Specified Documents


Examiner's questions

The independent examiner for the Claverdon Neighbourhood Plan requested clarification from Claverdon Parish Council and Stratford-on-Avon District Council on a number of matters following a preliminary review of the document and its evidence base. These questions, and the responses sent to the examiner, are listed below.

Responses to Examiner's questions

Independent Examination

Following completion of the Regulation 16 (Formal Submission) consultation in March this year, the Claverdon Neighbourhood Plan has now been sent for examination by an independent examiner. The Examiner's letter confirming how he intends to conduct the Examination is attached. The Examination documents are made up of the Formal Submission Consultation documents listed in the section below, together with the following:

Formal Submission consultation

In accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), we held a consultation on the policies proposed in the Submission version of the Plan. The consultation ran from Thursday 31 January 2019 until 5pm on Friday 15 March 2019.

The Submission Draft Plan and associated consultation documents can be viewed below:

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Report

Supporting documents

Pre-Submission Draft consultation

The Pre-Submission Draft of the Claverdon Neighbourhood Plan was published for a six week period of consultation between 25 January 2018 and 19 March 2018 in accordance with Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

Neighbourhood Area designation

The Claverdon Neighbourhood Plan Area was designated by Cabinet on 16 June 2014. Claverdon Parish Council was the relevant body that applied to the District Council for designation. The area application documents can be found below:

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For further information: please contact the Planning Policy team on 01789 260320 or email

Last updated on 03/10/2019

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