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Stratford-on-Avon District Council
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Parking System Maintenance

Our parking system is currently undergoing essential maintenance to improve the service we provide. As a result, the following services are currently unavailable via that system:

  • Payments
  • Appeals

We are working to ensure full availability is restored as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience in this matter and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

For urgent enquiries, please call our office on 01789 267575.

Residential Design Guidance and Review of Conservation Areas in Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford Conservation Area

The District Council has undertaken a study of several residential areas in Stratford-upon-Avon to identify the significant features and characteristics of the built environment, with a view to preparing design guidance for new development and to make recommendations on the extension of the designated conservation areas. The study is in response to recent pressures on residential areas of the town from redevelopment, particularly on what are referred to as 'backland' plots.

Following a period of public consultation the District Council has adopted a revised version of the Residential Character Study Report, prepared by consultants from the University of Central England (UCE), at the Council meeting on 25 July 2005. The extensions to the conservation areas include:

Avenue Road

Shottery Road

Tiddington Road

The community response provided a significant level of support for the extensions to the existing Stratford and Shottery conservation areas as well as for the design guidance.

The District Council has advertised the conservation area designations. They formally came into effect on 25 July 2005.

The UCE Residential Character Study report is very large so it has been broken down into separate chapters, which are detailed below and can be downloaded from the links on the right.


  1. Introduction - Examination of Residential Character
  2. Policy considerations and suggestions
  3. Alcester Road - character study
  4. Avenue Road - character study
  5. Banbury Road - character study
  6. Clopton Road - character study
  7. Evesham Road (inc Shottery) - character study
  8. Loxley Road - character study
  9. Shipston Road - character study
  10. Tiddington Road - character study

The Council has adopted Stratford-upon-Avon - Design in Residential Areas as Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) which sets out the general design principles and area specific design guidance identified in the Character Study.

For further information please contact the Heritage and Design team on 01789 260304 or by email at planning@stratford-dc.gov.uk or by fax on 01789 260330.