THE Alcester Neighbourhood Development Plan is a step closer to fruition following receipt of the draft plan for formal submission consultation, the stage of the process prior to independent examination of the plan.

Alcester Town Council has prepared the plan for the parish/neighbourhood area, with the help of the local community.

The plan sets out a vision for the future of the area and planning policies which will be used to determine planning applications locally.

In accordance with Regulation 16 of Part 5 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), the Local Planning Authority must publicise the draft plan for a minimum 6 week period inviting representations on the Plan.

A copy of the draft plan and all associated documentation can be viewed at or paper copies can be viewed at Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s offices in Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, and also at Alcester and Stratford-upon-Avon libraries during normal opening hours.

The consultation starts on Thursday 30 May 2019.

Representations on the draft Plan may be made to the district council by no later than 5pm on July 12.

People are being encouraged to submit their thoughts electronically.

This can be done either by using the on-line form at or by attaching a form to an email and sending it to