The purpose of an Economic Strategy, as prepared by a local Council, is to give an overview of the economy of a local area and to provide an opportunity for the local Council to set out priorities for how it wishes to support the economy. This support can include (a) deploying resources (including staff resources) most effectively, (b) working with local employers and education institutions and (c) linking with, and obtain support from, outside agencies including Government.
Economic strategies can also allow councils to consider how to align economic objectives with other priorities such as responding to climate emergencies. Economic strategies are not land-use planning documents; however, they can support the work of plan-making by helping to shape the local economic priorities which underpin allocations and policies within the Local Plan.
Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils have decided to produce a joint Economic Strategy for the following reasons:
The two Councils now wish to hold a 6 week public consultation on the draft Economic Strategy.
The consultation will run from Friday 17 February until 5.00pm on Friday 31 March 2023. Comments made after this date will not be considered. The consultation document can viewed below:
You can comment on this document using the online comment form.
Alternatively you can download a PDF version of the form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can post a completed form to FREEPOST RTYG-BGXS-ESLZ, Stratford-on-Avon District Council, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HX.
You can also hand in a completed form at reception at the District Council offices at Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HX.