Shipston residents approve of Neighbourhood Plan


Shipston residents have given the thumbs up to the town’s neighbourhood plan as a large majority voted to adopt it last week.

More than 87 per cent of the 1,066 votes cast were in favour of the plan, which will help decide future planning applications in the area.

The plan will now go back to Stratford District Council where it will be formally be adopted.

Shipston is not the only place where neighbourhood plans are a hot topic, Wellesbourne’s plan is rapidly approaching its referendum on Thursday 11th October.

To encourage as many residents as possible to vote in that referendum, the Wellesbourne & Walton Neighbourhood Plan team will be delivering leaflets, putting up posters and banners, and publicising the referendum as widely as possible.

Two drop-in sessions are planned for voters to find out more about the Plan and its policies on Saturday September 8, 11am-12pm, St Peter’s Church Rooms, Church Street and on Friday September 28, 4-7pm, and Saturday September 29,  8.30am- 5pm, Sainsbury’s, Loxley Road, Wellesbourne.

  • old_moaning

    so what was the % turnout of Shipston Residents eligible to vote?…I bet it was poor as apathy rules….No doubt they will be screaming from the roof tops when these houses start getting built

    A bit like Stratfords core strategy… The time and place to get involved was when it was being prepared not after it had been signed off by the London suit and approved by the full District Council Councillors!