Planning Policy

Latest Updates

  • Warwick District Council and Stratford-on-Avon District Council, along with other authorities in the sub-region, have agreed a draft Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) methodology and are consulting on this for 6 weeks between 10 November 2021 and 22nd December 2021. To view the consultation document and submit your response, see the South Warwickshire Local Plan Website.
  • The Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showpeople SPD was adopted on 18 October 2021. For further information on the SPD click here.
  • Our five year housing land supply is calculated as 8.42 years for the five year period 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2026.
  • South Warwickshire Local Plan Scoping and Call for Sites Consultation has closed. The consultation ran from 10 May - 21 June 2021. More details can be found on the designated webpage.

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 10/11/2021