Planning Policy

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
  • 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

Neighbourhood Plans

Site Allocations Plan

  • Further focused consultation closed Monday 18 March 2019 on the following topics:
    • Birthplace/Gateway Cultural Quarter
    • Quinton Rail Technology Centre
    • A46 Safeguarding
    • Employment Exception Sites

Development Requirements Supplementary Planning Document

  • The Council formally adopted the following parts of the Development Requirements SPD on 15 April 2019:
    • C. Access and Connectivity, D. Buildings and Layout, E. Architectural Style, Construction and Materials, F. Residential Amenity, J. Self-build and Custom Build and Modular Housing (updated), S. General and Local Housing Needs and T. Specialised Housing.
  • Consultation closed Friday 15 March 2019 on the following sections of the document:
    • New sections I. Non-Residential Buildings, and K. Holiday Lets and Caravan Parks
    • Revised sections H. Shopfronts and Retail, O. Parking and Travel, and R. Air Quality

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 or contact us by email

Last updated on 30/05/2019

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