Local Industrial and Economic Strategy

The Council has prepared a Draft Local Industrial and Economic Development Strategy for Stratford-on-Avon District which covers a 5 year period to 2023. The Strategy focuses on the issues and challenges predominantly by sector and on realistic actions that can be achieved by the Council itself and working with stakeholders over the next five years.

How to Comment

Comments are invited on any aspect of the Industrial Strategy.

Responses can be made by:

  • Downloading our comment form and emailing it to policy.consultation@stratford-dc.gov.uk.
  • By post to: Freepost Plus RTYG–BGXS-ESLZ, Stratford on Avon District Council, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HX
  • Handed in at the District Council offices at Elizabeth House.

Comments must be received by the District Council by 5.00 pm on Friday 12 October 2018.

What happens next

The comments submitted during the consultation period will be assessed and the Strategy will be amended as appropriate prior to its adoption by the Council.

Core Strategy

The Stratford-on-Avon District Core Strategy focuses on sustainable development. Its purpose is to set out a Development Strategy and planning policies, including the allocation of strategic sites for employment and housing, and to guide infrastructure and service provision. This will help to promote economic prosperity in accordance with the Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) published by the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership. Although intrinsic to the whole plan the Core Strategy also contains various policies which will impact on economic development.

Site Allocations Plan

The focus of the Site Allocations Plan is on the identification of ‘reserve sites' for housing and non-residential allocations, in accordance with the Core Strategy. This will ensure an adequate supply of land in the future.

Information for Local Businesses

Stratford-on-Avon District

Stratford District Council's Business, Enterprise & Tourism Team (contact via enterprise@stratford-dc.gov.uk) can offer advice and support to your business. They also publish a regular Business Matters newsletter.

The Council also owns and manages Venture House, which provides offers free on-site business support, free on-site parking, flexible hot desking/co-working space, serviced offices and meeting facilities to accommodate a range of business needs.

Coventry & Warwickshire Sub-region

Warwickshire Economics is part of the Economy and Skills group of Warwickshire County Council. This unit provides intelligence and advice on the Warwickshire economy for councillors and managers, and can undertake work on behalf of partner organisations and external clients.

The Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce is a network to support local companies and provide a voice for the local business community.

The Coventry & Warwickshire Growth Hub provides impartial advice and support to new and growing businesses in the region.

Invest in Warwickshire provides access to an extensive network of skills, knowledge and assistance for businesses looking to relocate or expand within the county of Warwickshire.

West Midlands Region

The West Midlands Combined Authority works collaboratively with local authorities and local enterprise partnerships to pursue improved productivity, skills and economic growth across the West Midlands region.

The West Midlands Growth Company is the investment promotion and economic development agency of the West Midlands Combined Authority, and aims to build a region which attracts investment and grows the economy through partnership across all sectors.

Find Out More

For further information: please contact the Planning Policy team on 01789 2608041 or email planning.policy@stratford-dc.gov.uk.

Last updated on 27/09/2018

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