September brought the news that over 400 neighbourhood plans have now been successful at referendum as well as confirmation from Housing and Planning Minister Alok Sharma of a support package worth £22.8 million for communities wishing to develop a neighbourhood plan.

On 12th October voters in Welford-on-Avon went to the polls to respond to the question: “Do you want Stratford-on-Avon District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Welford-on-Avon to help decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

Voters in Welford-on-Avon went to the polls to respond to the question: “Do you want Stratford-on-Avon District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Welford-on-Avon to help decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”