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South Warwickshire Local Plan – Issues and Options Consultation

Following agreement by Councillors from Warwick and Stratford-on-Avon District Councils last month, residents, businesses and other stakeholders are invited to have their say on the next stage of the new South Warwickshire Local Plan, which will cover the combined geographic area of both Councils for the next 25 years.

Once adopted the Plan will set out how both Councils ensure delivery of the infrastructure, open spaces, employment sites and homes meet our needs up to 2050. The plan will be the basis upon which all planning applications will be determined in a way that supports those needs and how we address the pressing issues around climate change, biodiversity, connectivity, and resident wellbeing.

The ‘Issues and Options’ Consultation which runs from 9 January to 6 March 2023, focuses specifically on the options for how and where development should take place. This is a critical phase of the plan making process. The work done to date draws on responses to the previous ‘Scoping and Call for Sites’ consultation undertaken in 2021 and will give residents, businesses, and other stakeholders the opportunity to comment on the suitability, sustainability and desirability of each of the potential options identified by both Councils at the first stage. It will also include a second call for sites.

You can find out more information about the South Warwickshire Local Plan, make comment on the latest consultation and find details of a number of online and face to face consultation events being held by visiting Hard copies of the documents are available to view at libraries, Riverside House, Leamington Spa and Elizabeth House, Stratford-on-Avon.

Comments on the ‘Issues and Options’ consultation must be received by 5pm on Monday 6 March.

Further contact information for the South Warwickshire Local Plan.

Stratford-on-Avon District Council:

Warwick District Council: