Site Allocations Plan

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.

Site Allocations Plan

The Site Allocations Plan is a Local Plan document that will sit alongside the existing Core Strategy to guide where and how potential development proposals will be built.

The Site Allocations Plan includes proposals for:

  • Reserve housing sites that will only come forward if needed
  • Self-build and custom build housing sites Built-up area boundaries for settlements
  • Safeguarding land for A46 junction improvements
  • Specific site proposals in Stratford-upon-Avon, Studley and across the rural area

You can view a summary document or view the actual proposals by following the links below.

Regulation 19 - statutory consultation

On 15 July 2019 the District Council endorsed the Site Allocations Plan for statutory consultation in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations.

The original consultation period ran from Thursday 8 August to 5.00pm on Friday 20 September 2019. The consultation was extended until 15 October due to an error with an incorrect email address being used in a letter to residents. We recontacted those consulted on the previous consultation to allow opportunity for comments to be resubmitted. The consultation has now closed.

The comments can be viewed online using our Consultation Viewer. Select SAP Proposed Submission (Reg.19) Consultation from the drop-down list at the top of the page. You can then search by the topic of the comment or by typing the surname or organisation of a respondent. Please note that postal and email addresses, phone numbers, and signatures are redacted in accordance with data protection legislation.

We are currently analysing the responses to the consultation. The representations, and our responses to them, will then be submitted to the Secretary of State for examination by an independent planning inspector. If it is found by an independent planning inspector to be 'sound', the Plan can then be formally adopted by the Council.

Consultation Documents

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)

See our SHLAA page for more information.

Technical Evidence

Find out more

For further information please contact the Planning Policy team on 01789 260225 or email

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Last updated on 16/12/2019

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