Welford-on-Avon Neighbourhood Plan

Boat Lane, Welford-on-Avon

Welford-on-Avon Neighbourhood Plan has now been "made"

Stratford-on-Avon District Council resolved that the Welford-on-Avon Neighbourhood Development Plan was 'made' on 11 December 2017. 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 12 October 2017, voters in Welford-on-Avon chose to say 'yes' to the Neighbourhood Plan.

  • 86.9% of those voting said 'Yes'
  • 445 people voted 'Yes' and 13.08% (67 people) voted No
  • There was a 39.86% turnout

Plan to proceed to referendum

The Welford-on-Avon Neighbourhood Plan was independently examined during October and November of 2015. Following the examiner's report of 4th December 2015 (see ‘Specified Documents' below), we re-issued the screening report with an addendum statement in February 2016. The Examiner confirmed that the amended screening report was compatible with EU obligations and compliant with the basic conditions. The cabinet voted on 31 July 2017 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 was as follows:

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

The referendum took place on 12 October 2017.

The Neighbourhood Plan and other background documents (referred to as ‘specified documents') are available via the links below:

The Specified documents

The Referendum Version of the Welford-on-Avon Neighbourhood Plan - June 2017

Consultation on proposed amendments to examiner's recommended modifications

We put forward a number of changes to the modifications that were suggested by the independent examiner in her report on the Welford-on-Avon Neighbourhood Development Plan (see below). In accordance with neighbourhood planning regulations, our proposed amendments to the recommended modifications were consulted on for a 6 week period. The proposed changes are summarised in the documents below:

The consultation period closed on Wednesday 26 April 2017.


Following completion of the formal submission consultation on the draft neighbourhood development plan, the plan - together with the associated consultation documents, schedule of responses and list of evidence base documents - was sent to an independent examiner on 5 November 2015.

Formal Submission consultation

Welford-on-Avon Parish Council formally submitted its plan to Stratford-on-Avon District Council for consultation during the period 10 September - 23 October 2015.

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

Welford-on-Avon Neighbourhood Development Plan

SEA Screening Report

Supporting documents

Neighbourhood Area designation

The Welford-on-Avon Neighbourhood Plan Area was designated by our cabinet on 17 June 2013. Welford-on-Avon 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 260320 or email planning.policy@stratford-dc.gov.uk.

This page can be viewed directly via www.stratford.gov.uk/welfordnp

Last updated on 13/08/2018

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