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Wilmcote and Pathlow Neighbourhood Plan

Mary Ardens Farm, Wilmcote

'Yes' vote at referendum

On Thursday 30 November 2017, voters in Wilmcote and Pathlow chose to say 'yes' to the Neighbourhood Plan.

  • 93.85% of those voting said 'Yes'
  • 351 people voted 'Yes' and 6.15% (23 people) voted 'No'
  • There was a 38.87% turnout

The neighbourhood plan will now form part of the Development Plan for the area and will be used by planning officers to help make decisions on planning applications within the neighbourhood area.

Plan to proceed to referendum

The Wilmcote and Pathlow Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) was independently examined between May and July 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 9 October 2017 to proceed to referendum with the NDP, 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 Wilmcote & Pathlow to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

The referendum took place on 30 November 2017.

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

The specified documents

Referendum Version of the Wilmcote and Pathlow Neighbourhood Plan - August 2017


Following completion of the formal submission consultation on the Submission Draft of the NDP, the plan - together with the associated consultation documents, schedule of responses and list of evidence base documents - was sent to the independent examiner in May 2017.

Formal Submission re-consultation

The formal consultation on the Submission Draft of the Wilmcote and Pathlow Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) ran between 2 March and 14 April 2017. This is the second time that the NDP has been through this process. The NDP was withdrawn from Examination last year following the discovery that the plan had been prepared on the incorrect neighbourhood area boundary. Following the re-submission of a revised area designation application in November 2016, the plan is proceeding through the statutory procedures with a view to returning to examination by the end of April this year.

The Submission Draft Plan 2017 and associated re-consultation documents can be viewed below:

SEA Screening Report

Supporting documents

Neighbourhood Area designation

The plan area for this NDP needed to be re-designated due to parish boundary changes. Wilmcote Parish Council was the relevant body that applied to the district council for re-designation. The Neighbourhood Plan Area for Wilmcote was approved under delegated powers on 3 November 2016. The area application documents can be found below:

The Wilmcote Neighbourhood Plan Area was originally designated by the cabinet on 10 February 2014.

Find out more

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Last updated on 01/02/2018

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