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Parking System Maintenance

Our parking system is currently undergoing essential maintenance to improve the service we provide. As a result, the following services are currently unavailable via that system:

  • Payments
  • Appeals

We are working to ensure full availability is restored as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience in this matter and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

For urgent enquiries, please call our office on 01789 267575.

Core Strategy

Stratford-on-Avon District Council adopted the Core Strategy and Main Modifications Schedule on 11 July 2016.

5 Year Housing Land Supply Calculation at 31 March 2016

The Core Strategy

The Council is preparing a series of planning documents to guide development and change in the District up to 2031. They will determine where new homes are built, where new jobs are created and how people can travel to get to the things they need.

The first and most important of these documents is the Core Strategy, because it sets the course for everything to follow. It presents a vision of how we want the District to look and function in future years.

There are some big challenges facing our District, which the Core Strategy must address:

  • Where should new homes be built and new jobs located?
  • How can we meet the housing needs of local people?
  • How can we reduce the impacts of climate change?
  • How can we make sure everyone can reach the services they need?
  • How do we protect our rich heritage and landscape?

Core Strategy Progress:

  • The Core Strategy was adopted by the Cabinet and Council on 11 July 2016.
  • Inspector's final report received June 2016
  • Main Modifications Consultation 31 March to 12 May 2016
  • Examination hearings resumed 12-21 January 2016
  • Proposed Modifications in response to the Inspector's Interim Conclusions were consulted on in August 2015 and submitted, with representations, to the Inspector on 23 October 2015.
  • In June 2015 the Council published an Interim Adopted Core Strategy - Proposed Modifications document and adopted, on an interim basis, policies that are not subject to significant representations or unresolved concerns to inform decisions made under the development management process.
  • Examination Hearings were held throughout January 2015 and the Examination Inspector published an Interim Report on 19 March 2015.
  • The Proposed Submission Core Strategy was published in June 2014 with a six week period for all interested parties to make representations on the legal compliance and soundness of the Plan. It was submitted to the Secretary of State on 30 September 2014.
  • In February 2014 we carried out a Further Focussed Consultation on a small number of specific matters: changing the plan period to 2011 – 2031; changing the housing requirement to 10,800 homes over this period; and site options for meeting the proposed increase in the housing requirement.
  • In July 2013 the Council published an Intended Proposed Submission Core Strategy. It contained new proposals for a Canal Quarter Regeneration Zone in Stratford and a New Settlement at Gaydon/Lighthorne Heath. These were consulted on in August-September 2013.
  • A third draft of the Core Strategy - Draft Core Strategy 2012 and accompanying Sustainability Appraisal was published for consultation in February-March 2012.
  • In February 2010 we published a Consultation Core Strategy which put forward a range of possible sites for future development and strategic policies, set within a vision for the District and a range of key objectives. However, in light of the new Government's approach to plan-making, it was necessary to reconsider certain matters, particularly in relation to the scale and purpose of housing development.
  • A consultation paper was produced in July 2009 setting out three potential housing growth scenarios and outlined some possible development options to meet these scenarios. We were seeking views on the proposed development options to meet each growth scenario.
  • Draft Core Strategy was published for comment in November 2008.
  • A consultation exercise on issues raised in the Issues and Options document was carried out in May/June 2007.

For further information: please contact the Planning Policy team on 01789 260314 or email planning.policy@stratford-dc.gov.uk
This page can be viewed directly via www.stratford.gov.uk/corestrategy