Planning for Shipston’s future

Work is under way to develop a Neighbourhood Plan for Shipston, to set out what we, local residents, businesses and other stakeholders, want for our community in the period 2011 to 2031.

Neighbourhood Plans are new to the planning system and are designed to enable local people to have more of a say in how their communities develop. Although the plans have limitations, they can give local people more of a voice in planning decisions.

Neighbourhood Plans are not just about housing. They can cover a variety of things, including parks and open spaces, infrastructure and economic prosperity. The plans can include initiatives designed to protect existing local features and services as well as priorities for new developments and enhancements.

The draft Shipston Neighbourhood Plan has now been completed and public consultation on it runs from 7th November to 31st December. This consultation gives residents the chance to have their say on the plan before it is submitted to the District Council for review.  Find out more here.