Net Zero Carbon Development Plan Document (DPD)

The Net Zero Carbon DPD was submitted to the Secretary of State, through the Planning Inspectorate, on 17th October 2022. An independent examination will be undertaken into the soundness and legal compliance of the Plan.

Further details of the examination process, and the documents submitted, can be seen here.


The Local Plan sets out a commitment to drafting two Development Plan Documents (DPDs):

  • Canalside DPD
  • Gypsy and Traveller DPD

Canalside DPD

The Regulation 19 consultation on the draft Canalside DPD ran between 09 November and 21 December 2020.  This consultation was concerned with the legal compliance and soundness of the draft plan, and followed a previous consultation on the scope and content in 2019 (see table below on the evolution of the DPD).

View the document and representations online

Development of the Canalside DPD

Stage/key development Date Relevant documents/links
Decision to develop a Canalside DPD included in the Local Plan  

Local Plan (policy DS17)

Local Development Scheme

Canal Conservation area designated along the length of the canal through Warwick District in recognition of its important role in local heritage. January 2019 Conservation Area
Issues and Options public consultation on the draft DPD 21 Oct - 02 Dec 2019

Draft Canalside DPD

Sustainability Appraisal

Responses summary

Executive Papers - 29 June 2020

 Legal Compliance and Soundness Consultation (Regulation 19) 9 Nov - 21 Dec 2020

Comment online

Pre-submission draft PDF

Warwick Castle Masterplan

The Guiding Principles set out in Chapter 7 of the Warwick Castle Masterplan to inform future development on the site, in line with Local Plan Policy CT6, were adopted by Executive Committee on 12 February 2020.

Gypsy and traveller DPD

This DPD will allocate land for both permanent and transit sites to meet the needs identified in the Council’s Gypsy & Traveller Accommodation Assessment (GTAA).

As part of the process of developing the Local Plan, a number of steps were undertaken to identify how the needs of the Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Show communities could be met. A summary of those steps can be found below.

Stage Date Accompanying Sustainability Appraisal (SA)
Advice to Warwick District Council on Household formation relating to Gypsy and Traveller pitches October 2015 N/A
  Preferred Option Consultation – Land at Stratford Road, Warwick       31 October – 12 December 2014 Revised Sustainability Appraisal (SA) of the Stratford Road Gypsy and Traveller Site, October 2014
Preferred Options sites consultation 17 March – 05 May 2014 SA of Gypsy and Traveller site options, February 2014
Sites for Gypsies and Travellers June 2013 Warwick District Final Interim SA report