Part L (Open Space) of the Development Requirements Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) Consultation

Press Release

Published on 3 November 2022
Archived on 3 December 2022

Stratford-on-Avon District Council has prepared a revised Part L (Open Space) of the Development Requirements Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for public consultation, incorporating amendments to the existing Part L.

The consultation runs from Thursday 3 November to Friday 16 December 2022.

The Development Requirements SPD provides advice and guidance to applicants when submitting planning applications on the interpretation of a number of policies in the District Council's Core Strategy.

Parts A-U, which cover a range of topics, have already been adopted by the District Council. The draft guidance relating to the provision of open space in new developments is set out in Part L of the Development Requirements SPD.

The amendments reflect Government reforms to CIL since the original adoption of this section and the District Council's revised approach that all Public Open Space will now be adopted by either the local Town/Parish Council or by Stratford-on-Avon District Council. The amended SPD also provides more detailed guidance on the type and standard of on-site open space that the Council expects to be delivered through new development.

Once adopted, this revised part of the SPD will be used by the District Council to help reach decisions on whether to approve or refuse planning applications.

The consultation document can be viewed on the District Council's website at
It is also available to view at the District Council offices (Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HX) and at Stratford-upon-Avon Library during normal opening hours.

How to Comment
Comments are invited on any aspect of the SPD.

Responses can be made:

  • Via the online comment form using the link above
  • by downloading a comment form and:
  • emailing it to
  • posting it to: Policy Team, Stratford on Avon District Council, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HX
  • returning it to the District Council offices in Stratford-upon-Avon.

What happens next
The comments submitted during the consultation period will be assessed and the SPD will be amended as appropriate prior to its adoption by the District Council.

Comments must be received by the District Council by 5pm on Friday 16 December.

Contact details

Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire,
CV37 6HX
Tel: 01789 267575

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Last updated on 03/11/2022