Planning Policy

Site Allocations Plan update

Stratford-on-Avon District Council received a high number of representations to the recent Site Allocations Plan consultation. This shows the interest that plan-making has across the District. We had an ambitious timetable to submit the Plan for examination at the end of this year. However, we are currently analysing the responses and taking the suggestions on board. We are also undertaking additional infrastructure technical work and will publish a revised timetable in the New Year setting out how and when we will take the Site Allocations Plan forward.

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

Latest Updates

Draft Part V of the Development Requirements SPD, relating to Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

  • The Council is currently consulting on a new Part V of the Development Requirements Supplementary Planning Document. This part focuses solely on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation measures. The consultation will run until Friday 21 February 2020. Representations from individuals and organisations are invited.
  • Further information relating to the consultation, along with instructions on making your comments, can be found on the 'Part V: Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation' webpage.

Policy CS.18 Affordable Housing Threshold Position Statement

  • In July 2018 the Government published a revised version of its National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) (subsequently amended in February 2019) setting out a new national threshold for the provision of affordable housing.

  • To assist with clarity and for the avoidance of doubt, the Council produced a Position Statement in September 2019 in respect of the requirement for affordable housing under Core Strategy Policy CS.18.

Site Allocations Plan

  • Consultation on the Proposed Submission Site Allocations Plan has now closed. You can view the comments online on our Consultation Viewer.

Five Year Housing Land Supply

Local Planning Documents

Local Registers

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

Last updated on 12/02/2020

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