Local Plan (Adopted 2021)

Local Plan

The North Warwickshire Borough Council Local Plan September 2021 is our current adopted Local Plan and sets out the vision and spatial planning strategy for North Warwickshire and allocates sites for new homes and employment land to meet local community and business needs up to 2033. The Local Plan  was Adopted at FULL COUNCIL on 29th September 2021 

  • Adopted Local Plan September 2021 
  • Policy Map (Main Policy Map, showing all relevant strategic, designations and detailed policy areas and allocations, base map less detailed )
  • Policy Map Key (Map Key for use on both Policy Map and interactive area maps below)
  • Interactive Policy Map (Policy Map with links to more detailed area maps. There is some overlap between areas to ensure total Borough coverage) * Please note the map will only be interactive when viewed via PDF Manager Software or downloaded to view outside of your internet browser.  Integral PDF reader software in browsers only allows the base PDF to be viewed
  • North Area Interactive Map  (Covers settlement areas for Polesworth, Dordon/part, Warton, Shuttington, Austrey, Newton Regis)
  • East Area Interactive Map  (Covers settlement areas for Atherstone and Mancetter, Hartshill and Ansley Common, Ridge Lane, MIRA, Baddesley Ensor and part of Grendon)
  • North West Area Interactive Map (Covers settlement areas for Kingsbury, Piccadilly, Wood End, Hurley, Middleton and Tame Valley Wetlands NIA)
  • Central Area Interactive Map (Covers settlement areas for Baddesley Ensor, Grendon, Birch Coppice/CORE42, Wood End and Kingsbury Link, Hurley, Piccadilly, Shustoke and parts of  Old Arley and Ansley)
  •  South East Area Interactive Map  (Covers settlement areas for Old Arley and New Arley, Ansley Village, Ansley Common and part of Hartshill, Fillongley and Corley
  •  South West Area Interactive Map (Covers settlement areas for Coleshill and part of Hams Hall, Maxstoke, Shustoke, Great Packington,  Furnace End and part Over Whitacre)
  • West Area Interactive Map  (Covers settlement areas for Water Orton, Curdworth, Wishaw and Middleton, Whitacre Heath and part Nether Whitacre, Hams Hall and Coleshill north,  Kingsbury , Lea Marston, Marston and Tame Valley Wetlands)

Other relevant documents

  • Local Development Scheme (LDS) - this sets out the 3 year rolling timetable for the production of the Local Plan for North Warwickshire
  • Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) - this document will set out how the Council will consult the general public on the different parts of the Local Plan for North Warwickshire. After going through various stages of consultation The SCI was officially adopted on Wednesday 25 April 2007
  • Design Briefs - these give more specific guidance on the development of particular sites
  • Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) - these reports set out the extent to which policies contained within the LDDs are being achieved and to ensure that the LDS is being implemented
  •  Development Plan Documents - are planning policy documents which make up the Local Plan. They help to guide development within a local planning authority area by setting out the detailed planning policies, which planning officers use to make their decisions on planning applications.

    DPDs were introduced as part of the reforms made to the planning system through the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

    The Localism Act 2011 and the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 provide the most up-to-date legislation in relation to Local Plans and DPDs

  • Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) ,Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) that has been prepared by the Council. SPDs are and will be consistent with and expand on existing policies within the Local Plan and DPDs

The production of an Local Plan relies on evidence relating to the sustainability, viability and the social, economic and environmental impacts of the policies proposed. The following documents form the evidence base for the Local Plan

Sustainability Appraisal - Strategic Environmental Assessment

The Sustainability Appraisal (SA) is a process which examines the social, environmental and economic effects of the strategies and policies in DPDs to ensure that the decisions made accord with sustainable development. When an SA is  carried out on certain plans, it must also meet the requirements the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Directive (2001/42/EC). This Directive ensures that environmental effects of strategies and policies are also carefully assessed.

Habitat Regulations Assessment

The Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA) examines the effects of the strategies and policies in Development Plan Documents (DPDs) to ensure that the decisions made accord with the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010. More importantly it will determine whether any of the policies being considered for the Core Strategy are likely to have a significant effect on any Special Area of Conservation (SAC), Special Protection Area (SPA) or Ramsar site, and thus if a full Appropriate Assessment under the Regulations is required.

Biodiversity Net Gain

BNG is an approach to development. It makes sure that habitats for wildlife are left in a measurably better state than they were before the development. In England, BNG is mandatory under Schedule 7A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as inserted by Schedule 14 of the Environment Act 2021). Developers must deliver a BNG of 10%. This means a development will result in more or better quality natural habitat than there was before development. 

To find out more please email BiodiversityNetGainEnquiries@naturalengland.org.uk 

Forward Planning Team

Address: Forward Planning
Team, North Warwickshire
Borough Council, South Street,
Atherstone CV9 1DE