The publication of the South Warwickshire Local Plan Issues and Options Consultation had been scheduled for November 2022; however this is now subject to a short delay. It is now expected to be presented to the two Councils' Joint Committee in December, with a 6-week consultation period commencing in early January 2023. The reason for this is a delay in the availability of a key piece of evidence to inform the Plan - the Housing and Economic Development Needs Assessment (HEDNA) - which was affected by delays in the release of relevant 2021 Census data.
Stratford-on-Avon District Council and Warwick District Council are working together to prepare a new Local Plan for South Warwickshire. The Plan is expected to replace the strategic policies of the existing Stratford-on-Avon Core Strategy and Warwick Local Plan which both run to 2031. The South Warwickshire Local Plan will set out a long-term spatial strategy for housing, jobs, infrastructure and climate change for both Districts.
A designated website for the South Warwickshire Local Plan has been created. This website contains all you need to know about the new South Warwickshire Local Plan, please head over and take a look!
If you would like to discuss the emerging South Warwickshire Local Plan please contact either of the Council's Planning Policy Teams: