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Council to report back on Local Plan

Published Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Coventry City Council is set to report back to local people about how it plans to respond to the inspector’s comments on the city's Local Plan.

Following seven months of hearings where local people also had the opportunity to make their points to the inspector, a number of changes have been suggested. These include a review of the drainage and flood risk policies, strengthening of the plans’ approach to infrastructure and a new master planning policy to steer major developments with the involvement of local communities.

Councillor Linda Bigham, Cabinet Member for Community Development, said: "It's really important that we have an approved plan for how the city will grow and develop. We're ambitious for local people and for the economic benefits and opportunities that come from growth. But, we've worked hard to balance the city's ambition whilst also continuing to protect the highest value and most sensitive green spaces across Coventry.

"The next stage involves going back out to local people and explaining how we are responding to the points raised by the inspector. Most points were small, so there aren't any big changes, but I hope people will attend a drop in in their area or in the city centre to find out more and tell us what they think.

"I've said it before, but it's worth repeating - the longer we don't have an approved plan, the more vulnerable we are to housing developers bringing forward inappropriate sites without the necessary infrastructure to support them."

The Coventry Local Plan and City Centre Area Action Plan were submitted to the Secretary of State on 1 April 2016. This followed a period of statutory public consultation between 18 January 2016 and 29 February 2016.

Drop in sessions have been arranged so that local people can find out more about the inspector’s comments, as well as how the Council proposes to respond. This consultation period will start on 15 March 2017 and run until 28 April 2017.

Drop in sessions:
•Xcel Centre youth room – Friday 24 March - 4pm – 7.30pm
•Central library - Saturday 25 March - 10am – 12.30pm
•Eastern Green Social Club – Monday 27 March - 4pm – 7.30pm
•President Kennedy school – Wednesday 29 March - 4pm – 7.30pm
•Grangehurst Primary School – Thursday 6 April - 4pm – 7.30pm
•Whitley Academy – Tues 11 April - 4pm – 7.30pm

Following this consultation process the proposed modifications and all received responses will be sent to the Inspector for her final consideration in May.



Fake Bank Letters Print E-mail

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Lloyds customers should be on the lookout for a new sophisticated fraud that involves fraudsters sending fake bank letters.

Proposed closure of Finham Library Print E-mail

Under the proposal put forward by Coventry City Council,  Finham Library will be closed next year unless an organisation or community group wish to deliver a library provision.

The consultation period begins on 12 September and closes on 5pm on 12 December 2016, with cuts taking place at the beginning of 2017.

You can have your say by completing the Council's online survey, calling on 024 7683 4022 or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Complete a survey on the libraries proposals


Kings Hill 2/Gibbet Hill/Finham Print E-mail

You need to be aware that the land marked for development by Warwick District Council no longer centres just on Kings Hill.  It now extends from Green Lane in the north to Stoneleigh Road in the South and from the railway line in the west to the A46 in the east.

The proposal appears to include Wainbody Wood but this does not necessarily mean that they will be able to remove the woodland, it is just showing the parcel of land under consideration.

The full details of the New Local Plan can be found on http://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/info/20410/new_local_plan

New threat to Kings Hill 2 Print E-mail

On Friday the 30th October 2015 an article appeared in the Leamington Courier about plans to build possibly as many as 7000 homes in a new village on Kings Hill next to Finham. The following is a summary of the article.

It is reported that Warick District Council (WDC) has recently agreed to take Coventry's "shortfall" of 7008 homes into their original local plan for 12800 homes by 2029. The Government's planning inspector agreed in the last week of October to suspend the local plan while the Coventry surplus is added to WDC's total. This inspite of it being Green Belt land and strong opposition to the loss of open countryside within Warwickshire.



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