Planning Policy

Latest Updates

  • Public consultation on a further Regulation 18 Preferred Options version of the Site Allocations Plan runs from Thursday 16 June until 5.00pm on Friday 29 July 2022. Comments on any aspect of the Plan are invited.
  • The most recent Local Development Scheme (LDS) was adopted by Council on 25 April 2022.
  • South Warwickshire Local Plan - following the Scoping and Call for Sites consultation in 2021, responses and sites submitted as part of the Call for Sites have now been published online. Head to the South Warwickshire Local Plan website for further information.
  • Our five year housing land supply is calculated as 8.42 years for the five year period 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2026.

What We Do

The Planning Policy team is responsible for the policy framework that guides development in Stratford-on-Avon District. Our work includes:

  • Developing the Council's planning policies about the scale, type and location of development, protection of the environment and provision of infrastructure
  • Helping local communities to produce community-led plans (including neighbourhood plans, parish plans, and village design statements)
  • Monitoring housing, business, and commercial development within the District and the infrastructure required to support future development
  • Maintaining a sound evidence base to support future policies

Local Planning Documents

Local Registers

Get Involved

Register on our consultation database to ensure you can have your say on the preparation of the Local Plan.

Find out More

For further information: please visit the pages on specific documents and plans listed above and in the sidebar. Contact the Planning Policy team on 01789 260334 or email

Contact: the Planning Policy team

Last updated on 15/06/2022