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. WCC are also preparing a 4th iteration of their LTP.

Stratford-upon-Avon Area

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.

Heart of England Community Rail Partnership

We are members of the Heart of England Community Rail Partnership. Community Rail is about integrating stations into their communities and finding out how the railways can best socially and economically support the areas they serve. The Partnership includes the railway lines south of Solihull to Stratford-upon-Avon and Leamington.

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:

The Council is also a member of the ‘Restoring Your Railway' Steering Group which is exploring whether it is feasible to reopen this line. View the latest stakeholder briefing note.

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.

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Contact: The Planning Policy team

Last updated on 08/07/2022