Draft Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation SPD

Draft Part V of the Development Requirements Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) focuses solely on adaptation and mitigation relating to Climate Change. It is an additional document that will form part of the existing Development Requirements SPD, that was adopted in July 2019. Once adopted it will become a material consideration and will be used by Stratford-on-Avon District Council to help reach decisions on whether to approve or refuse planning applications. The section will provide advice and guidance to applicants when submitting planning applications.

Regulation 13 - Statutory Consultation

On Thursday 9 of January 2020 the Council started a formal consultation in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations. The consultation period will run until Friday 21 February 2020, providing individuals and organisations the opportunity to put forward comments relating to all aspects of the proposed guidance.

The interactive Climate Change SPD and the downloadable comments form can both be found below.

  • Interactive Climate Change SPD
    • In the interactive version of the document, clicking the links in the headings and main subheadings at the beginning of each section will take you to an online form through which you can submit your comments on that section of the document. Where possible we recommend that you download the interactive document to your computer rather than viewing it through a web-browser. This will ensure that you do not lose your place in the document when the link directs you to the form.
  • Comments Form for Download
    • If you decide to use the PDF document please email the completed form to policy.consultation@stratford-dc.gov.uk or print and post to 'The Policy Team, Stratford on Avon District Council, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HX', or alternatively deliver by hand to the District Council offices in Stratford-on-Avon.


As part of the consultation process the Council will be holding a public drop-in session for residents and local businesses, providing the opportunity to discuss the principles and ask any questions. This will be taking place on Tuesday 4 February 2020 in Room 002 at The Council Offices, Elizabeth House, Stratford-upon-Avon, between 15:00 - 19:00. We welcome attendance by all those that have questions regarding the document or the consultation process.

*Please note that in order for comments and representations to be considered, they must be made formally using the interactive document or by completing the comments form.

Summary Information and Poster

As part of the consultation process the Council has created a leaflet, summarising the main principles within the Climate Change SPD. This leaflet will allow individuals to see a broad overview of the topics discussed and help to identify which areas may be of interest.

The Council has also created a consultation poster to alert people to the ongoing consultation. Please feel free to share this poster on social media or, if appropriate, print off and place on local notice boards.

Consultation Documents


Find out More

To learn more about the existing Development Requirements SPD click here.

For further information: please contact the Policy team on 01789 260334 or email planning.policy@stratford-dc.gov.uk

Last updated on 20/01/2020

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