Transport and Infrastructure Planning

Infrastructure planning

Stratford-on-Avon District Council works with service providers to co-ordinate the delivery of infrastructure necessary to support new homes and jobs. We have adopted our Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule, effective from 1 February 2018. CIL will operate alongside and partially replace Section 106 agreements. The latter will remain the primary mechanism for securing on-site infrastructure, dealing with site-specific issues and providing affordable housing. CIL will replace S106 agreements for funding the general infrastructure required to achieve growth and for dealing with the cumulative demands on infrastructure from smaller developments.

The council's Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP) sets out the list of infrastructure projects that CIL monies will be spent on. As part of the CIL Spending Arrangements the IDP will be reviewed and updated.

Transport planning

Stratford-on-Avon District Council works closely with Warwickshire County Council (WCC), the local highway authority, in matters relating to strategic transport planning.

WCC have prepared a Local Transport Plan (LTP), setting out the transport strategy and policies for Warwickshire for the period 2011-2026.

Stratford-upon-Avon Area Transport Strategy

The Stratford-upon-Avon Area Transport Strategy sets out Warwickshire County Council and Stratford-on-Avon District Council's shared transport strategy for Stratford-upon-Avon and the town's immediate environs and key strategic links. It identifies the general principles that need to underlie the development of the town's transport network over the next 15 to 20 years.

The Strategy was endorsed by the District Council on 24 April 2018 and approved by the County Council on 15 May 2018 as an addendum to the Local Transport Plan (see above).

A46 Partnership

We are members of the A46 Partnership. This is a group set up to promote investment in the A46 corridor and to produce a strategy to deliver planned infrastructure improvements to the A46 between M5 Junction 9 and M6/M69 at Coventry.

The A46 Partnership has prepared a prospectus to help make the case for further investment in this important Midlands route corridor from the M5 to the M6.

Proposed M42 junction 6 improvement scheme

Highways England plans to improve traffic flows at an important junction for the millions of people that travel to Birmingham International Airport every year and also surrounding venues such as the National Exhibition Centre. The project, due to start in 2020, will see the creation of a new 2.4km dual carriageway link road – aligned to the west of Bickenhill – between the A45 Clock Interchange and a new junction on the M42 south of junction 6 located north of Solihull Road. Highways England held a statutory public consultation during January - March 2018.

Further details on the consultation can be found on the Highways England website.

The planning application for this scheme has been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate. In order to comment on the proposals you will need to register as an Interested Party by 28 March 2019.

Stratford-Long Marston-Honeybourne Railway

Policy CS.26 of the Core Strategy safeguards the route of the former railway between Stratford-upon-Avon and Honeybourne on the North Cotswold line. The following technical studies have explored the potential for reinstatement:

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For further information: please contact the Planning Policy team on 01789 260314 or email

Last updated on 01/07/2019

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