Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils are considering a proposal to merge, creating a new District Council covering the whole of South Warwickshire (the areas currently covered by Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils).
The public consultation on the plans to create a South Warwickshire Council starts this week on Monday 6 September and runs until Sunday 24 October.
The consultation document and online questionnaire can be viewed and completed at: www.southwarwickshire.org.uk
On 26th February 2018, the Council adopted its Framework Masterplan SPD for the new Long Marston Airfield Garden Village.
In January 2017 the Government announced that it had selected Long Marston Airfield as one of 14 garden villages across the country.
The Council has been awarded £13.4 million for vital site infrastructure measures through the Housing Infrastructure Fund.
The Long Marston Airfield site (Proposal LMA) was identified as a suitable and sustainable location for new development in the Stratford-on-Avon District Core Strategy. The Core Strategy was adopted by the Council on 11 July 2017 following an Examination in Public held by an Independent Planning Inspector who considered all of the evidence and arguments for and against Long Marston Airfield and concluded that the proposal and the Core Strategy as a whole was ‘sound' i.e. fit for purpose.
The Evidence Report prepared by SDC and WCC sets out the background to the Core Strategy examination.
View the Long Marston Airfield Technical Evidence that supported the Core Strategy.
The new settlement will also be accompanied by a south-western relief road (SWRR) to Stratford-upon-Avon town. The Core Strategy Inspector also considered the proposal for the SWRR concluding that it too was sound. The Evidence Report prepared by SDC and WCC sets out the background to the identification of the SWRR
View the Long Marston Airfield Technical Evidence that supported the Core Strategy including various transport assessments in respect of the SWRR.
The Council is aware of concerns from some residents whose properties are adjacent to the proposed route of the South Western Relief Road that they may be affected by planning blight. The following Position Statement sets out the Council's position in respect of the issue of planning blight and compensation. The Council has also written to local residents close to the route of the proposed SWRR to advise them of these issues.
Planning applications are available to view via the Council's e-planning system.
Phase 1 (400 homes) Outline Planning Permission granted in February 2017 – 14/03579/OUT
Phase 1 Reserved Matters Application currently under consideration - 17/03258/REM
Phase 2 (3,100 homes) Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations Scoping Report - SCOPE/00029
SWRR Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations Scoping Report – SCOPE/00030
Outline application for 3,100 homes - 18/01892/OUT
Full application for South Western Relief Road to Stratford-upon-Avon - 18/01883/FUL
A Steering Group has been established to oversee the Long Marston Airfield development and the proposed South Western Relief Road. View the notes from the Steering Group Meetings:
In addition to the Steering Group the Council is holding regular meetings with local elected representatives. You can view the agendas and notes of these meetings below:
If you have any queries regarding the Long Marston Airfield site or the SWRR please contact Neil Hempstead, Senior Planner on 01789 260305 or email email@example.com.
This page can be accessed quickly using the short link www.stratford.gov.uk/lma