Napton-on-the-Hill Neighbourhood Plan

Plan to proceed to referendum

The Council has accepted the examiner's recommended modifications on the Napton-on-the-Hill Neighbourhood Plan and issued the decision that the plan should proceed to referendum. Due to current circumstances, it is not possible to estimate at the present time when a referendum could be held. However, due to amendments made by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to Planning Practice Guidance , the Plan now has significant weight in the planning decision making process. A copy of the referendum version of the Plan is available below:

Independent Examiner's Report

Following completion of the Independent Examination of the Napton on the Hill Neighbourhood Plan, the Examiner issued her report to the District Council on 16 November this year and can be viewed below:

Examiner's Report - November 2020

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.

Response to Examiner's Questions

September 2020

Examiner's questions

The independent examiner for the Napton on the Hill Neighbourhood Plan has requested clarification from Napton on the Hill Parish Council and Stratford-on-Avon District Council on the following matters:


Following completion of the Regulation 16 (Formal Submission) consultation in February this year, the Napton-on-the-Hill Neighbourhood Plan has now been sent for examination by an independent examiner.

Formal Submission Consultation

Napton-on-the-Hill Parish Council as the qualifying body have prepared a neighbourhood development plan for the Parish with the help of the local community. The Plan sets out a vision for the future of the Parish and proposes planning policies to be used to help determine planning applications locally. The Parish Council has 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), Stratford District Counci lheld a consultation on the Submission version of the Plan between 6 February 2020 and Friday 20 March 2020.

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

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

Supporting documents

Pre-Submission Draft consultation

The Pre-Submission Draft of the Napton-on-the-Hill Neighbourhood Plan was published for a six week period of consultation between 12 November 2018 and 14 January 2019 in accordance with Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

Neighbourhood Area designation

The Napton-on-the-Hill Neighbourhood Plan Area was designated on 9 September 2014. Napton-on-the-Hill 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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Last updated on 07/01/2021