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Wootton Wawen Neighbourhood Plan

Wootton Wawen

'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

The Plan cannot officially be 'made' until Full Council (a meeting of all district councillors) considers the Plan for adoption early next year. However, under Section 3 of the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017, in the interim period the Plan is regarded as forming part of the Development Plan for the district. This means it will be given full weight in assisting decision making on planning applications within the plan area.

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.

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 Wootton Wawen to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

The referendum took place on 9 November 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 Wootton Wawen Neighbourhood Plan - July 2017


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

Wootton Wawen Parish Council formally submitted its plan to Stratford-on-Avon District Council for consultation between 6 October and 18 November 2016.

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

Wootton Wawen NDP

  • Wootton Wawen Neighbourhood Development Plan - Submission Version - September 2016
  • Wootton Wawen NDP Submission - Covering email
  • Map of designated NDP Area (see Area Designation below)

SEA Screening Report

Supporting documents

Wootton Wawen NDP 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. The pre-submission draft and supporting documents are available to view on the Wootton Wawen PC website.

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

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Last updated on 01/02/2018

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