Wilmcote & Pathlow Neighbourhood Plan referendum result


sarah brooke-taylor



Following a successful referendum result (93.85% ‘yes’ vote with a 39% turnout) the Neighbourhood Plan covering the Parish of Wilmcote now forms part of the Development Plan for Stratford-on-Avon District and can be afforded ‘full weight’ in the decision making process for planning applications.  Whilst the plan can’t be adopted by Full Council until February next year, it is deemed to form part of the Development Plan following successful referendum through the provisions of Section 3 of the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017, which came into force in July.

There are now seven successful Neighbourhood Plans in the district: Bidford-on-Avon, Kineton, Long Compton, Salford Priors, Welford-on-Avon, Wilmcote and Pathlow, Wootton Wawen.

Photo: Wilmcote Parish Council