Stewkley Neighbourhood Plan

Details of the progression of the Stewkley Neighbourhood Plan.


A referendum will be held on Thursday 14 October 2021.

People within the parish of Stewkley who are registered to vote will be able to take part in the referendum. Find out more about the referendum on our elections webpages.

Please see the below documents for more information. 

General information for voters
Referendum version of Stewkley Neighbourhood planThis third party document may not be accessible. For more information, contact
Information statement 
Statement of the councils satisfaction that the plan meets the basic conditions

Stewkley Neighbourhood Plan examination

With the agreement of the Stewkley Parish Council, Mr Andrew S Freeman BSc (Hons) DipTP DipEM FRTPI has been appointed to examine the plan. In accordance with Regulation 17 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 the submitted plan and all relevant documentation has been made available to the Examiner. View the government guidance on the examination (external website).

Examiner's report

Buckinghamshire Council has accepted the examiner's report and the neighbourhood plan will proceed to a referendum on 14 October 2021.

Read the council's decision statement and the examiner's report below.

Decision statement
Decision statement annex
Examiner's report

Examiner procedural matters and questions

This section will be updated as necessary during the examination.

Examiners procedural letter PDF, 52.9KB
BC response to examiners question 1 PDF, 137KB
BC response to examiners question 1 (part 2) PDF, 652KB
BC response to examiners question 1 (part 3) PDF, 965KB
BC response to examiners question 2 PDF, 92KB
BC response to Examiners questions  3 and 4 PDF, 120KB
Stewkley PC responses to examiners questions 17 June 2021 PDF, 1.17MB.  This third party document may not be accessible. For more information, contact

The Regulation 16 consultation 

The consultation period has now closed.

In December 2015, Stewkley Parish Council began the process of creating a Neighbourhood Development Plan (also known as a Neighbourhood Plan). In the spring of 2016, Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) carried out a public consultation to define the ‘Stewkley Neighbourhood Area’ for the Plan. The area covers the whole of Stewkley Parish Council area and this was approved by AVDC on 4 May 2016.

The parish council completed a period of local community engagement on their Plan and submitted the final version to us. We undertook a six-week public consultation on the submitted plan. The consultation period opened on the 9th Nov 2020 and closed on the 20 December 2020.This was an opportunity for local people to comment on it before the plan goes to independent examination.

The Stewkley Plan includes policies that look to shape local development as well as making some housing allocations. It has a design focus and designates some areas of local green space. Please see the documents and links at the end of the page for more information.

Regulation 16 consultation responses

Stewkley Neighbourhood Plan (online reps redacted) PDF, 199KB
Response to Stewkley Neighbourhood Plan (non online redacted) PDF, 576KB
Buckinghamshire Council Response to Stewkley Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 16 Consultation PDF, 286KB

Neighbourhood plan submission documents

Stewkley Neighbourhood Plan (including proposal map) PDF, 5.08MB
Stewkley Neighbourhood Plan Basic Conditions Statement PDF, 1.15MB
Stewkley Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement PDF, 4.49MB
Stewkley Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment Report PDF, 1.14MB
Stewkley Neighbourhood Plan Site Assessment Report March 2020 PDF, 309KB