Main Modifications Consultation – Main Modification MM54

Warwick District Council would like to inform all interested parties that in the consideration of the Inspector’s recommended Main Modifications it inadvertently misinterpreted the Inspector’s requirements with regard to park and ride provision north of Leamington Spa.

In doing so, the Council assumed that a park and ride area of search should be included in the Local Plan north of Leamington on the land previously to be allocated for Housing land (H44).

Consequently the Council issued a consultation document promoting a change in the Proposals Map that incorrectly incorporated an area of search for a park and ride facility at this particular location.

The Inspector is aware of this situation and the Council has confirmed with him that it is now in full agreement with his suggested modification that itemised two areas of search for park and ride north of Leamington that are not on the land previously allocated as H44. The District Council will be contacting all relevant respondents to MM54 to ensure that they are informed of this corrected Council position and to reassure them that the Council did not knowingly intend to promote a park and ride position contrary to the recommendations of the Planning Inspector.

Consultation dates

The Local Plan Inspector, Mr Kevin Ward, in liaison with the council, has prepared Main Modifications to the new Local Plan for public consultation. These set out changes, additions or deletions to make the Local Plan ‘sound’ and describe how the district’s housing and employment needs will be met and the infrastructure that will be required to support development.

The consultation ran between the 17th March and 5th May. 

Download details of the modifications and the consultation documents

Responding to the consultation

Read the guidance notes to help you respond.

The consultation and response forms are also available at the council offices, the Town Hall, Leamington Spa Library all local Warwickshire Direct offices and the Brunswick Healthy Living Centre.