Long Itchington Neighbourhood Plan

Long Itchington Neighbourhood Plan has now been 'made'

Stratford-on-Avon District Council resolved that the Long Itchington Neighbourhood Plan was 'made' on 24th April 2023. It is now formally part of the District Council's development plan and will be used to assist in making decisions on planning applications within the area.

'Yes' vote at Referendum

On Thursday 2nd March 2023, voters in Long Itchington voted ‘yes' to the Neighbourhood Plan

  • 360 of those voting said ‘Yes'
  • 31 of those voting said ‘No'
  • The turnout was 18.83%

Plan to Proceed to Referendum

The Long Itchington Neighbourhood Plan was independently examined between October 2021 and May 2022 and the Examiner recommended that, subject to some proposed modifications, the Plan should proceed to referendum.

The District Council has now endorsed the Plan to proceed to a referendum to be held on Thursday 2 March 2023.

The polling stations will be at:

  • Holy Trinity Church, Church Road, Long Itchington CV47 9PG
  • Long Itchington Community Centre, Stockton Road, Long Itchington CV47 9QP

The question on the ballot paper will be as follows:

“Do you want Stratford-on-Avon District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Long Itchington to help 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.

Independent Examiner's Report

Following completion of the Independent Examination of the Long Itchington, Bascote and Bascote Heath Neighbourhood Plan, the Examiner issued his report to the District Council in May this year and this can be viewed below:

In accordance with paragraph 18 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), The Local Planning Authority must now consider what action to take in response to the recommendations of the Examiner and decide what modifications, if any, are to be made to the Plan in order for it to proceed to referendum

Examiner's Questions

The independent examiner, Mr Andrew Matheson, for the Long Itchington, Bascote and Bascote Heath Neighbourhood Plan has requested clarification from Long Itchington Parish Council on the following matters:

Response to Examiner's Questions

Further correspondence from Mr Matheson. It has been agreed that a response will be provided to Mr Matheson by the end of March

Response to Mr Matheson from the QB – 11 March 2022

Response to Mr Matheson from the QB - 29 March 2022


Following completion of the Regulation 16 (Formal Submission) consultation in July this year, the Long Itchington, Bascote and Bascote Heath Neighbourhood Plan has now been sent for examination by an independent examiner, Mr Andrew Matheson.

Formal Submission consultation

Long Itchington Parish Council have prepared a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) for their neighbourhood area with the help of the local community. The Plan sets out a vision for the future of the Parish and planning policies which will be used to determine planning applications locally. The Parish Council have formally submitted its plan to Stratford-on-Avon District Council for 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 started on Thursday 22 July 2021 and closed at 5pm on Friday 10 September 2021.

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

Long Itchington, Bascote & Bascote Heath NDP

Supporting Documents

SEA and HRA Screening Report

How to Comment

You are encouraged to submit your representations electronically using the link below.

By Email
By attaching a Representations Form to an email and sending it to planning.policy@stratford-dc.gov.uk

By Post

To Planning Policy, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-on-Avon, CV37 6HX

Pre-Submission Draft consultation

The Pre-Submission Draft of the Long Itchington, Bascote and Bascote Heath Neighbourhood Plan was published for a six week period of consultation between 5 October 2020 and 13 November 2020 in accordance with Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

Neighbourhood Area Designation

The Long Itchington Neighbourhood Plan area was designated in October 2014. Long Itchington Parish Council was the relevant body that applied to the District Council for designation. The area application documents can be found below:

Contact: The Planning Policy team

Last updated on 03/05/2023