Published: Thursday, 28th September 2017

Official policy for informing planning decisions now in place

On 20th September 2017, Warwick District Council formally adopted its Local Plan. This final step means that it has now become the council’s official policy informing planning decisions for the next twelve years.

The council has a statutory duty to prepare, monitor and adopt a Local Plan for the district. This decision means that policies, designations and allocations are now in place to shape future development.

Warwick district’s Local Plan is ambitious and aims to facilitate the growth of the local economy, the creation of thousands of new jobs; and reflect population growth with the provision of new homes (including thousands of affordable homes), schools, roads, cycle-ways and open spaces. 

The Leader of Warwick District Council, Councillor Andrew Mobbs commented:

"The fact that we are planning for the growth of our district is a strong and positive message and is testament to the success of this area in providing jobs and high standards of living. If we want to sustain this momentum for future generations we need to have a robust Local Plan in place, which is why I am delighted that after many years we have finally achieved this."

"Although many people have had reservations about aspects of the Local Plan, not to adopt it would have left Warwick District open to further speculative development and would not have delivered the jobs and homes that our communities desperately need."

 

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