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What is the Local Plan for North Warwickshire

What is the Local Plan?

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 

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
  • Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) - these are similar in nature to the current 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 2006 and DPDs
  • Published Documents - these are documents that are relevant to Planning policy documents

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.

Local Plan Proposals Map 2006

The team currently has 5 members of staff:

Forward Planning and Economic Strategy Manager - Dorothy Barratt

Senior Planning Policy Officer - Mike Dittman

Heritage and Conservation Officer - Fiona Wallace

Planning Policy Assistant - Sue Wilson

Planning Information Officer - Tracey Curran

Last updated Thursday, 30th September 2021

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