Online resources

National level policies

National Planning Policy Framework (July 2021)

SDC Planning Policy

Stratford-on-Avon District Core Strategy 2011 – 2031 – July 2016

Development Requirements Supplementary Planning Document– Final composite version- July 2020- includes info on advertising and signage

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) (2020)

SHLAA Schedules and Maps: Alcester- Harbury (2020)

SDC Planning applications and advice

Application process

Extending your home (2008) A planning guide for householders

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) (2017) Charging Schedule (2019), User Guide (2021) & Spending arangements for CIL (February 2018)

Trees in Conservation Areas All species of trees located within a Conservation Area with a stem diameter of 75mm and over, when measured at 1.5metres above ground level are protected.

Protected Trees

Alcester and planning

Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP)

Made version of the Alcester Neighbourhood Development Plan– adopted by SDC on 12 July 2021

Alcester Neighbourhood Plan Area Map  (September 2013)

Conservation Area

Alcester Conservation Area Map

Alcester Conservation Area broadsheet

Alcester Conservation Area Character Appraisal (pages 1 – 37) (September 2008)

Alcester Conservation Area Character Appraisal (pages 38 – 135) (September 2008)

Other maps 

Listed buildings- Alcester NDP Heritage assets Map 4- town centre and Map 5- Alcester parish 

Alcester Roman Town- map (Listed with Historic England 1964)


Alcester Landscape Sensitivity Study – 2011

Alcester Market Town Destination Benchmarking Survey 2017

WRCC Housing Needs Survey for Alcester Town Council – 2017

Alcester Town Council internal guidance notes/docs 

Planning Committee- Protocol for responding to planning responses by email meeting

Listed buildings- Briefing note March 2020

Planning Terms of Reference 2021

Strategic Aims and Action Plan 2019-20

Useful general information 

Probity in Planning 04 (2019)

Building for a Healthy Life  (2020) A design toolkit for neighbourhoods, streets, homes and public spaces

Environment Agency Flood Map for Planning

Historic England- National Heritage List for England Search the List

New use classes and Permitted development rights CMS Law Now Article (April 2020)

Planning Portal- Outbuildings

Planning Portal- Lawful Development Certificates

Site Layout Planning for Daylight and sunlight- A guide to good practice (2011)

Guidance on Designated Public Place Orders (DPPOs): For Local Authorities in England and Wales (2009)

Legislative framework for various aspects of planning (