Planning legislation requires the council to publish the details of certain Planning Applications in the local press.
This is one of the measures used to try and alert residents and others within the local community to the proposal. The notification also advises the reader how to make a representation to the council before the application is determined.
Those wishing to comment on an application should be aware that the case officer is required by law to consider only ‘planning issues,’ also known as ‘material considerations’ when assessing a planning application and coming to a recommendation.
Consequently any comments submitted should also relate to these planning issues if they are to be taken into consideration. Common examples of planning issues include (but are not limited too):
The council’s policies which determine how it delivers its services to the communities of south Warwickshire are decided by 36 councillors, each of whom is elected every four years.
Incidentally, the council often gets asked why there is a difference in using the terms ‘Stratford-on-Avon’ and ‘Stratford-upon-Avon’.
Anything to do with the town of Stratford is always referred to as Stratford-upon-Avon.
However, as a district council, we cover a much larger area than the town itself, but did not want to lose the instantly recognised tag of Stratford, so anything to do with the district is referred to as Stratford-on-Avon.