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

  • Gypsy and Traveller DPD
  • Canal DPD

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

Canal DPD

Will identify a new Conservation Area(s), consider how the canalside can be improved in relation to opportunity sites for new/redevelopment in the urban sections and consider issues around the canal environment throughout the district.  Issues around improving access to the canals and encouraging new users will also be examined.