Ettington and Fulready Neighbourhood Plan

'Yes' vote at referendum

On Thursday 11 October, voters in Ettington and Fulready voted 'yes' to the Neighbourhood Plan.

The results were as follows:

  • The number of votes cast in favour of YES was 296 (95.48%)
  • The number of votes cast in favour of NO was 14 (4.52%)
  • Total number of votes cast 310 – 0 rejects
  • The turnout was 35.18%.

Plan to proceed to referendum

The Ettington and Fulready Neighbourhood Plan was independently examined during November 2017 and March 2018 . Following the examiner's report of 15 March 2018 (see ‘Specified Documents' below). The Cabinet voted on 30 July 2018 to proceed to referendum with the Plan, as amended by the modifications that are set out in the decision statement below.

Referendum details

The question asked in the referendum is as follows:

“Do you want Stratford-on-Avon District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Ettington to help decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

The referendum is to take place on 11 October 2018. The Neighbourhood Plan and other background documents (referred to as ‘specified documents') are available via the links below.

The specified documents

Examiner's report

Following completion of the independent examination of the Ettington and Fuready Neighbourhood Development Plan, the examiner issued his report to the District Council on 15 March this year and this can be viewed below:

In accordance with paragraph 18 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), The Local Planning Authority must now consider what action to take in response to the recommendations of the examiner and decide what modifications, if any, are to be made to the Plan in order for it to proceed to referendum.


In January 2018, the examiner provided an initial letter setting out how the examination process will be conducted. In February 2018, the examiner asked for a number of initial clarifications relating to the submitted documents. The consultant working on behalf of the Qualifying Body submitted the below documents, endorsed by the Steering Group and Parish Council.

Stratford District Council has sent a further email to clarify some points raised in the above submissions. We have also clarified the status of the proposed settlement boundaries proposed in the Neighbourhood Plan and in the Site Allocations Plan.

Formal Submission consultation

Ettington and Fulready Parish Council has formally submitted its Plan to Stratford-on-Avon District Council. The Plan sets out a vision for the future of the town and planning policies to be used to help make decisions on planning applications falling within the neighbourhood area boundary.

In accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), we held a consultation on the policies proposed in the Plan. The normal consultation period runs for six weeks, but we decided to extend this to eight weeks due to the Christmas break.

The consultation opened on 4 December 2017 and closed on 29 January 2018.

Consultation Documents

Ettington and Fulready NDP Submission Draft

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Report

Supporting Documents

Neighbourhood Area designation

The Ettington and Fulready Neighbourhood Plan Area was designated on 13 March 2015. Ettington and Fulready 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

For further information: please contact the Planning Policy team on 01789 260334 or email

Last updated on 12/10/2018

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