This is where you can access documents used to formulate the neighbourhood plan for Shipston, and some of the technical documents and reports associated with the plan’s development.

Shipston Town Council approved the plan on 9th October 2017 and submitted it to Stratford District Council. Stratford District Council ran a six week period of further consultation and appointed an independent examiner to assess the plan. The examiner published his report in March 2018 and recommended that the plan go forward to a referendum by the people of Shipston subject to modifications recommended in the report. A link to the examiner's report is located in the 'documents' page.

The result of the referendum on September 6th was as follows: Total number of votes cast: 1,066 (26.59% of those registered to vote). For acceptance of the plan-931. Against acceptance of the plan-133. Rejected votes-2.

The plan was adopted by Stratford District Council on 15th October 2018.

Simply click the relevant link to view of download a document.

Documents with a CEF number also form part of the Consultation Evidence File located in appendix 1 in the Draft Consultation Statement.

Supporting Documents

A full list of supporting evidence will be found in appendix 1 of the Consultation Statement entitled 'Consultation Evidence File' (CEF). Most documents are in digital form, but hard copies may be obtained from the Town Clerk, New Clark House, West Street, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 4HD, Telephone 01608 662180, email

Hard copies of the Neighbourhood Plan 2016-2031 with consequent local projects, the Consultation Statement 2017 and the Basic Conditions Statement may be viewed at Shipston Library, 12 Sheep Street, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 4AF and also at New Clark House, Shipston-on-Stour. Documents which are not in digital form are located at New Clark House.

Shipston Town Design Statement 2012, Revised 2014

Housing Needs Survey 2013

Neighbourhood Plan launch documents 2012-2013

Business Surveys 2014

Evidence Base 2015 and 2016

These four documents (CEF 010) are the 2015 analysis of the issues and form the basis for the policies :-

Addenda have subsequently been published to three of the Audit and Issues Reports:-

An Issues and Opportunities Matrix was also used in the formulation of the policies:-

Draft Plans and Policies 2015

Options for the Town Centre

This section presents a set of options for the town centre.

Maps and Displays from Open Day (12/12/2015)

High School Consultation

Town wide questionnaire and Report February 2016

A town wide questionnaire was delivered to each household in Shipston-on-Stour in the week beginning 15th February 2016. The three documents following are:

  • A copy of the questionnaire.
  • A copy of the report produced from the questionnaire.
  • An appendix to the report listing all of the comments made by the respondents.

Record of Public Consultation

All submissions by members of the public, statutory bodies and others, during the period 2012-1016, are recorded below:

The draft Pre-Submission Plan and Associated Documents, November 2016

Comments received in response to the pre-submission consultation, with relevant actions, are recorded in the two documents below:

Subsequent discussion concerning the pre-submission plan:

Additional Background Documents

Stratford District Council documents:

National Documents:

Stratford District Council documents: