Updates

Stratford District Council (SDC) has undertaken an informal review of our Plan over the last two months. Their comments and observations have been extremely helpful and we are incorporating them into the document.

The Plan will not be recommending any sites for possible development because residents did not give the Steering Committee the authority to do so.

However, the District Council's proposed Reserve Housing Allocation sites in Tredington and Newbold remain in place as part of the developing Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). We had hoped that two of the proposed sites would be designated as Local Green Spaces, but they do not meet the strict definition criteria. Of importance, is that the Plan is recommending a Built Up Area Boundary for Newbold and Tredington; the first time that such a limit on development will be put in place.

Once the Plan is amended, the new version will be placed on the web site.

A further review by SDC will be undertaken before the Formal Consultation phase, which will involve several public meetings. More information to follow.

The completed draft Plan has been sent to Stratford-on-Avon District Council who have kindly offered to carry out an informal review of the entire plan.

We don’t know how long this will take but meanwhile we are preparing the formal consultation process under Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. This will obviously include public meetings for residents as well as interested parties such as utilities, the County Council, Severn Trent Water, BT and others, all of whom must be consulted.

The Plan document has many photos, maps and charts and is obviously large. We will have it available to be viewed on the website as soon as certain technical issues have been resolved. Hard copies will be available at the appropriate time.
We hope you will study the plan and be ready to give your views.

Thank you very much to the 281 residents who completed the recent questionnaire, 273 online 8 via hard copy.  By the time you read this the responses will have been collated and analysed and the draft Plan will be near completion. Meanwhile the website has been updated and some additional information added.  As soon as we are ready to move to the next stage in the process we will keep you fully informed.

Please read and action.

The last time we asked for your views on the Neighbourhood Plan was in November 2019. Assessments on Local Green Spaces and possible Development Sites have been completed and these can be viewed at www.TredingtonNP.co.uk. The Plan itself is almost complete. We need to ask you about parts of the Plan so we can finish the job.

Please go to the questionnaire. If you can, please complete it on line. It asks for your Post Code only.

Work on the Neighbourhood Plan continues, although progress is severely constrained by the current Covid restrictions.  Consultants are preparing the final versions of their reports on Local Green Spaces and Potential Development Sites. While the reports generally agree with the Neighbourhood Plan Group’s position, we need to talk to the District Council planners to try to resolve differences where they occur. 

Following the recommendations of our independent planning consultants, and the clearly expressed views of residents, the Clerk to Tredington Parish Council has written to the landowners of sites that the Neighbourhood Plan group considers appropriate to be designated as Local Green Spaces. The landowners have been invited to respond within 21 days.

Local Green Spaces must be approved by both the Independent Examiner, the District Council and, of course, residents who will be consulted further when circumstances permit.

The Group’s grant application has been approved by Locality in its entirety.

Site assessments are now being carried out. A total of 16 Green Spaces, including, for example, churchyards, are being assessed by our Planning Consultant who will help us make a case for preserving these important sites. The Planning Consultancy appointed by Locality is assessing the whole Parish, especially the two Local Service Villages, to consider, in the light of all the development that has recently happened and is happening, whether the group’s very modest proposals in regard to further development are appropriate and can be supported.

Once these assessments have been done the draft plan can be completed and will be put to the District Council for preliminary analysis before being presented to you, the residents, for consideration.

The Neighbourhood Plan Group has been doing as much as could be done during the last few months. Finalising 80% of the draft plan, reporting to the organisation that funds Neighbourhood Plans and applying for further grant funding to finish the job.

There will be further public meetings, when they are possible, so that you can help us complete the remaining 20% of the draft plan.

If you want to be involved please contact Nigel Willis: or Sally Ward: