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2021 May

The Referendum held on Thursday 6 May 2021 resulted in the Majority of Voters within the Parish voting in favour of adopting the Plan. Detailed results can be found on the Banes WEBB site by clicking the following link.

2021 March

A referendum relating to the adoption of Stanton Drew Neighbourhood Plan will be held on Thursday 6 May 2021.

Below are links to the information statement and notice of referendum on the Neighbourhood Plan for Stanton Drew. These documents are also on the Parish noticeboards.

Information Statement

Notice of Referendum

To access all relevant documents follow the following link to the BANES site:-

2020 Aug

The independent Examiners Report is now available. The report recomends that the Neighbourhood plan proceeds to the referendum stage provided that a few changes are made as detailed in the report.

BANES have indicated that no referendums are likely to take place until 2021.

Click here to read the Independant Examiners report.

2019 Nov

BANES have now confirmed that the Stanton Drew Neighbourhood Plan Reg 16 consultation will commence on Friday the 22nd Nov 2019 until Friday 24th January 2020.

Visit the BANES Web site to see Latest status and all documentation

2019 Oct

BANES has been supplied with  new document with requested changes.

BANES issues validation letter to Stanton Drew Parish Council confirming that the Stanton Drew Neighbourhood Plan was submitted with the requisite documents in line with regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) regulations 2012 and that the Plan proposal complied with the requirements of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 (paragraph 6, section 4B). BANES are now undertaking arrangements to carry out the requirements of regulation 16 (Publicity of the Plan).

2019 Sept

BANES request minor amendments to some of the wording within the Plan.

2019 August

The Parish council votes to continue support for the NHP.

BANES makes contact and confirms preparation for the consultation process is now underway.

2019 July

Waiting for BANES response.

2019 June

Waiting for BANES response.

2019 May

Waiting for BANES response.

2019 Apr

Waiting for BANES response.

2019 Mar

Waiting for BANES response.

2019 Feb

BANES acknowledge receipt of requested changes and new document.

2019 Jan

BANES request a few tweeks to the words used in the Plan without changing the meaning or context.

BANES also request supply of a “Basic conditions statement” document which is a kind of brief overview of the Process used and the Plan.

2018 Nov

Final Plan and associated Documents supplied to BANES.

2018 April

Collation of Parishioners comments made on the Draft Plan.

2018 March

Two walk in sessions are to be held in the Stanton Drew village Hall on Wednesday 21st March 07:00pm to 09:00pm

and on Sunday 25th March 02:00pm until 04:00pm. All Parishioners are welcome to come and examine the Draft Plan and leave comments if they wish.

2018 February

It is planned that consultation on the Draft Plan will start on the 5th of March 2018 and continue until 12th April 2018.

2018 January

We are now working on producing the Draft Plan which will be made available shortly.

2017 December

Analysis of all of the Surveys is complete. The Policies Document – Short Version is now available on this site along with the results of the Options Document consultations. These can be found on the “Associated Documentation” page. A flyer will be delivered to all Households during December.

2017 November

The new survey for P&D1 is complete. We will now be analyzing the results from both surveys prior to using the results to help create the Draft Plan. Results from the surveys will be published as soon as they have been compiled.

2017 October

Due to an error on the original Options Document feedback form we are holding a new survey for the P&D1 option. A hard copy of this new feedback form has been delivered to all households and is also available on-line.

2017 September

The date for submission of Options Document feedback forms is now past and the Neighbourhood Plan team will be busy analyzing the results and using them to create the Draft Plan.

2017 August

Parishioners have been busy completing the Options Document feedback form either as hard copy or on line.

2017 July

The Options document is now ready and can be viewed on our “Associated Documentation” page prior to the following presentations:-

2017 March

We have listened!

Thank you to everyone who took part in last year’s consultations and recent questionnaire. We had a 30% return on the questionnaire which is a high rating, so thank you!

To view the result of the recent Questionnaire click here.

The team is now working on the Options document that will be presented to you for your comments later in the Spring.

The SOLL [Site Options Long List] has been revised in conjunction with B&NES Planning Department to reflect changes in the White Paper on Housing & The Housing & Infrastructure Bill 2016, click on the link to view.

If you or members of your family who didn’t complete the questionnaire but still want to have your say, please come to see us at the Community Café in the Church on the second Saturday of each month.

2017 February

After unexpected delay we have now distribted the combined questionnaire previously mentioned and the date for return (16th Feb) has passed.

The response will now be collated and analysed, the results will be used to help formulate the “Options Document”.

Documents refered to within the body of the questionnaire can be accessed from the “Our evolving Plan” on the Top menue Bar of this Web site under the sub heading “Associated documentation” .

Please take some of your valuable time to complete the questionnaire and return in the supplied envelope. Alternatively request an online link from RagDoll by sending an email to to receive a link to the questionnaire.

Completion deadline is 16th February 2017.

Thank you in advance for taking part.

2016 October

‘Stanton Drew Neighbourhood Plan Team have great pleasure in presenting the Housing and Business survey results produced by Worcester Research on behalf of the Parish.

Marc Bayliss from Worcester Research will present the results to you at the Plenary meeting on Wednesday 16th November 2016, at the Village Hall commencing 7.30pm.

The team is delighted to announce that in the next week or so the combined questionnaire from the Environment & Landscape, Transport & Movement and Facilities teams will be delivered to your door! We appreciate this may seem a big document BUT it gives you another chance to have YOUR say so please take time to complete and return it as instructed on the questionnaire. Thank you so much.

Please note that ANY development in the Parish MUST be inline with Bath and Northeast Somerset Core Strategy policies and national Green Belt and planning policies and legislation. Any SDNHP development policies must be inline with these policies.’

Don`t forget the plenary meeting on Wednesday 16th November 2016 @ 19:30hrs in Stanton Drew Village Hall.

2016 September

We are still experiencing some delay in preparing the “Tri-subject” general questionnaire but we now believe we will be able to issue it during the later part of September.

It is intended to hold a plenary meeting on Wednesday 16th November 2016 @ 19:30hrs in Stanton Drew Village Hall.

2016 August

Unfortunately we have not been able to progress preparation of the “Tri-subject” general Questionnaire as quickly as we had intended. We now hope to be able to issue this Questionnaire in Late August / Early September.

2016 – July

The Business Survey has been distributed and returned. The “Tri-subject” general Questionnaire preparation is nearing completion and we have a target distribution date of the week beginning 23-July-2016, with a return date of 15th August 2016. Please make every effort to complete and return this questionnaire. There will be a Neighbourhood Plan information Table at the Stanton Drew Flower Show on Saturday 16th July 2016, here you can ask any questions and see the proposed plan to completion.

2016 – June

The Housing Needs survey has now been delivered and the deadline for return has passed.  The Business Survey will be distributed during Mid June followed a few weeks later by the third and final survey which will cover the areas of Transport & Movement, Facilities and Amenities and Landscape and the Environment.

2016 – May

After much discussion with BANES we have now agreed the questions that will be included in the next Parish Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaires. We hope to have examples of these available at the next Plenary meeting on Tuesday 17th May 2016 and plan to distribute them to the community during late May. The questionnaires will be hand delivered to each Household as two separate groups based on subject matter. Included with the first Questionnaire group will be an explanatory letter, Select to see letter.

2015 – December

Following analyses of the Parish Questionnaire and Subsequent to the November 2015 public walk in sessions,we are now analyzing parishioners input and will be working towards preparing a Draft Plan – watch this space.

As of 20th March 2015 every Household in the Parish had received one or more copies of the Parish questionnaire

The last day for returning completed questionnaire`s was 10th APRIL 2015.

Questionnaire logo

The results are being used to help formulate further Neighborhood Plan development and further consultation.

If you have any queries please contact us using the button to the right of the screen.

The winner of the “Questionnaire Draw” was John Morris.


Forthcoming events:

Previous events:

The Options document has been completed and will shortly be available for consultation. The Options Document and associated Feedback form can be found on the “Associated Documents” Page.


Following the Spring 2017 Community questionnaire we are currently assessing the results to inform the Policies Options Document in readyness for the Options Document open days and consultations, the dates of which will be announced closer to the time.

Previous events:

Resulting from input gathered at the Nov 2015 Walk in  sessions further options and questions  are being formulated. It was hoped that these would be distributed to the community for consideration in the first quarter of 2016. However due to various issues raised by some Parishioners the time frame has been delayed.  We now hope to issue the final questionnaire by early 2017.  Various surveys have been completed during 2016 and reports produced by independant consultants, Click here to view these documents.



A Design Statement Workshop and Walk in Session Was held in the Village Hall on

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Three Drop in events were held during November 2015, they were:-

Wednesday evening 11th November in Stanton Drew Village Hall.         Saturday morning 14th November at the Community Cafe in St Mary the Virgin Church.                                                                                                        Sunday morning 22nd November in Stanton Drew Village Hall.

Presentation to Parish Council on 9th July 2015

The Parish questionnaire was distributed to every Household in the Parish during March 2015, the final date for returning completed questionnaire`s was the 10th April 2015.

Sunday 28th September 2014 – 11.00 am – Village Hall – Presentation on progress followed by question & answer sessions

Wednesday 24th September 2014 – 7.30 pm – Village Hall – Presentation on progress followed by question & answer sessions

Saturday 19th July 2014 – 2.00 pm to 5 pm – Stanton Drew Flower Show – Steering Committee Members have a stand at the show and welcome visitors

Saturday 9th August 2014 – 10.00 am to 1200 noon – Community Cafe in St Mary’s Church – Steering Committee Members will be available for a chat.

If you would prefer to view any of the above videos on DVD then please make your request using the red button to the right of the screen. leave your contact details and we will arrange for you to borrow a DVD.





Progress Documents

 August 2015

A “Grant Usage” Report has been supplied to the “Community Development Foundation”.

August 2014

A Progress document has been delivered to every home and business within the Parish.   The document explains where we are in the project and what you can do to help.  Please take the time to read it and please let us know what you think.  Your opinion really matters – it is your Neighbourhood Plan.

Access a copy of the Progress Document here:  140710-Progress Document

Next NP Meeting

Next meeting/s


Previous meetings

31st July 2018

1st May 2018

14th March 2018

12th Feb 2018

9th Jan 2018

14th Nov 2017

25th Oct 2017

2nd Oct 2017

18th Sept 2017

4th Sept 2017

3rd July 2017 (meeting cancelled)

30th May 2017

7th March 2017

16th February 2017

16th Nov 2016, this was a plenary meeting commencing at 19:30hrs in Stanton Drew Village Hall (Click here to view the agenda).

All Parishioners were welcome to attend. Marc Bayliss from Worcester Research presented the results of the Housing and Business surveys.

10th Oct 2016

15th Aug 2016

11th July 2016

13th June 2016 (Meeting cancelled)

9th May 2016 (Plenary meeting)

17th May 2016 07:30 pm (Plenary meeting held in St Mary`s Church) Please note change of date. Continue reading