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Long Marston Airfield Garden Village - Draft Framework Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document Consultation  

Released on 17 October 2017 Press Release

Stratford News

Stratford-on-Avon District Council is to undertake a public consultation on the draft Long Marston Airfield (LMA) Garden Village - Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).  

The District Council's adopted Core Strategy sets out the policy basis for the development of a new settlement at Long Marston Airfield that will include up to 3,500 new homes, employment land, a village centre, community hub, new schools, open and green space and landscaping.

In January 2017 the proposed new settlement at Long Marston Airfield was granted Garden Village status by the Government.

The draft SPD takes the form of a Framework Masterplan to guide developers and the local planning authority in respect of environmental, social, design and economic objectives as they seek to create a new community at Long Marston Airfield.

The document sets out:

The purpose of the SPD
Site constraints and opportunities
The vision and masterplan for the new settlement
Infrastructure for the new community
Phasing, timing and delivery

The consultation runs from Thursday 19 October to 5 pm on Friday 1 December 2017.  

The consultation document can be viewed on the District Council's website at at the District Council offices - Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HX and at Stratford-upon-Avon Library.  

How to Comment

Comments are invited on any aspect of the Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).

Responses can be made via an on-line comment form using the following link:

By downloading a form and emailing it to  

By post to: Freepost Plus RTYG-BGXS-ESLZ, Stratford-on-Avon District Council, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HX  
Handed in at 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 1 December 2017.  

The Supplementary Planning Document has been informed by technical analysis as well as engagement with local stakeholders including elected representatives of the communities in the area.

The Council is aware of local concern about the proposed South Western Relief Road (SWRR) which is to be delivered alongside the new settlement. The SPD makes reference to the relief road but it should be noted that this consultation is primarily about the development of the Garden Village on the Long Marston Airfield site. The SWRR will be consulted on separately through the planning application process.         

Contact details

Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Stratford-on-Avon, Warwichshire,
CV37 6HX
Tel: 01789 267 575

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