Southam Neighbourhood Plan and South Warwickshire Local Plan

View of Southam High street with hanging baskets outside a shop

What is the Neighbourhood Plan?

Sponsored by the Town Council, the Southam Neighbourhood Plan was initiated in 2016. It is a statement by the community within a defined boundary as to their wishes for land use, the built, and the natural environments in their area. It helps inform local planning decisions and infrastructure projects, and gains its power from the fact the community has voted for it in a special referendum and therefore it reflects a democratic view.

Southam will be a desirable place to live, being a sustainable rural community where people feel happy to live and work safely with plentiful opportunities for sport and recreation. The environment, community services, economic growth, cultural development and infrastructure of the neighbourhood will be protected and enhanced for future generations.


Neighbourhood Planning (Referendum)
Regulations 2012 (As Amended)

Regulation 16 Public Consultation

Notice is given that Southam Town Council as the qualifying Body has prepared a Neighbourhood Development Plan entitled ‘Southam Neighbourhood Plan 2011-2031’ for their Town with the help of the local community.

The plan sets out a vision for the future of the Town and planning policies which will be used to determine planning applications locally. In accordance with Regulation 16 of Part 5 of the Neighbourhod 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.


The Neighbourhood Plan for Southam, Warwickshire, is available for public consultation from 27 October 2022. Representations on the Draft Plan may be made to the District Council by no later that 5pm on Friday 9 December 2022


A copy of the Draft Plan and associated documentation can be viewed on the Council website by following the link or by the links and QR code below.

There are also physical paper copies available to view within the Town Council Offices at the Grange Hall, Southam during Office hrs. (9.00am to 1.00pm Monday to Friday)

You are encouraged to submit your representations electronically. This can be done either by using the on-line form on the website at or by attaching a form to an email and sending it to


If you want to post your response, please send it to Stratford-on-avon District Council, Planning Policy Section, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Straford upon Avon, CV37 6HX


South Warwickshire Local Plan


Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils are working jointly to create a new Local Plan for South Warwickshire.

A Local Plan sets out the planning policies that the councils will use to assess applications for development as well as identifying (allocating) sites to meet our future development needs for housing and job growth.


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