Wootton Wawen Neighbourhood Plan

Wootton Wawen

Wootton Wawen Neighbourhood Plan is now 'made'

Stratford-on-Avon District Council resolved that the Wootton Wawen Neighbourhood Development Plan was 'made' on 26 February 2018. It is now formally part of the District Council's development plan and will be used to assist in making decisions on planning applications within the plan area.

'Yes' vote at referendum

On Thursday 9 November 2017, voters in Wootton Wawen chose to say 'yes' to the Neighbourhood Plan.

  • 89.75% of those voting said 'Yes'
  • 537 people voted 'Yes' and 10.25% (55 people) voted No
  • There was a 48.03% turnout

Plan to proceed to referendum

The Wootton Wawen Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) was independently examined during February and March of 2017. The examiner concluded that the NDP would meet the legal requirements set out in the Localism Act 2011, including meeting the Basic Conditions, subject to some modifications.

Our Cabinet voted on 11 September 2017 to proceed to referendum with the NDP, as amended by the modifications that are set out in the decision statement below.


Following completion of the formal submission consultation on the draft NDP, the plan - together with the associated consultation documents, schedule of responses and list of evidence base documents - was sent to an independent examiner on 1 February 2017.

Formal Submission consultation

In accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), we held a consultation on the policies proposed in the Submission version of the Plan. The consultation started on 6 October and closed on 18 November 2016.

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

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Report

Supporting documents

Pre-Submission Draft consultation

The Pre-Submission Draft of the Wootton Wawen NDP was published for a six week period of consultation 23 November 2015 to 4 January 2016 in accordance with Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

Neighbourhood Area designation

The Wootton Wawen Neighbourhood Plan Area was designated by the cabinet on 16 June 2014. Wootton Wawen Parish Council was the relevant body that applied to the District Council for designation. The area application documents can be found below:

Find out more

This page can be accessed quickly using the short link www.stratford.gov.uk/woottonwawennp

Contact: The Planning Policy team

Last updated on 13/12/2023