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South Warwickshire Local Plan – Issues and Options Consultation

Councillors from Warwick and Stratford-on-Avon District Councils will meet on 7 December to consider the recommendation for an Issues and Options consultation on the South Warwickshire Local Plan.

The new South Warwickshire Local Plan will set out the planning policies that the Councils will use to assess applications for development, as well as identifying sites to meet future housing needs, jobs, infrastructure, and open space. It will also address the important issues of climate change, wellbeing, connectivity, and biodiversity, affecting the way we live, work, and spend our leisure time up until 2050.

The Issues and Options consultation will provide a second opportunity for residents to have their say on the emerging Local Plan, following feedback from the initial Scoping and Call for Sites consultation carried out in May 2021. It will include different options for selecting preferences to several planning policy issues and the policy options to address them. It will also set out broad options for consideration on where to best accommodate new development in the future.

The consultation will run from 9 January – 20 February 2023, subject to the Joint Committee approval on 7 December. Detailed information about the consultation and call for sites exercise will be available to view on our website from the start of the consultation and a new portal will be used to submit your comments.

To support this consultation and provide further detailed insight relating to future employment needs, land and housing needs, including the type and mix of homes, a Housing and Economic Needs Assessment (HEDNA) has been commissioned. Other supporting evidence has also been produced, including a Sustainability Appraisal assessing the social, environmental, and economic impacts of the emerging plan.

You can find out more information on the new South Warwickshire Local Plan at