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Stratford-on-Avon District Council
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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.

District Heat Mapping and Energy Masterplanning Study

District heating, also known as heat networks, supply heat from a local decentralised source directly to homes and businesses through a network of pipelines carrying hot water. This means that individual buildings and businesses do not need to generate their own heat or source their heat primarily from the National Grid. District heating can benefit residents and business by providing lower costs heating, security of supply and reducing carbon emissions. When Combined Heat Power (CHP) is used to generate the heat, electricity is also supplied, enabling access to a cheaper electricity supply.

Stratford-on-Avon District Heat Mapping and Energy Masterplanning Study explores the opportunities for district heating/heat networks in the District and identifies district heating priority areas. The Council encourages the use of decentralised energy systems, such as district heating.

The study informs the adopted Core Strategy Policy CS.3 Sustainable Energy, which requires all new developments in district heating priority areas to incorporate infrastructure for district heating, and will be expected to connect to existing systems where and when they are available, unless it is demonstrated that this would render development unviable.

The identified district heating priority areas are:

  • The Canal Quarter - Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Bridgeway - Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Alcester Road/Hospital - Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Gaydon/Lighthorne Heath

All new developments outside priority areas will be encouraged to incorporate infrastructure for district heating, and will be expected to connect to any existing suitable systems (including systems that will be in place at the time of construction), unless it can be demonstrated that it would render development unviable.

Heat Mapping and Energy Master Planning has also been produced for the Core Strategy Site Allocation SUA.4. at Atherstone Airfield. At present it is not identified as a district priority heating area, although this may change if more energy intensive uses are located on the site in the future.

The Council is preparing a Development Requirements Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) which will include further guidance on district heating schemes and the Council's policy requirements set out in Core Strategy Policy CS.3 Sustainable Energy.

For further information: please contact the Planning Policy team on 01789 260333 or email planning.policy@stratford-dc.gov.uk