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Written by Sue Jones   
Sunday, 06 August 2017 10:54

I am sure that you may know already but I want to keep you informed.  We have found out that WDC's Local Plan has been approved by the Inspector on Wednesday 2nd August.

I attach the link for you and also I have copied the Press Release.

An important section to note-

Paras 287 -296 of Inspector’s Report concluding:

296. In light of the above and my wider conclusions in relation to land to the south of Coventry there are exceptional circumstances which justify altering the boundaries of the Green Belt at Kings Hill. The proposed further site allocation (H43) put forward by the Council is required to ensure that the Local Plan is justified, effective and consistent with national policy.

We are very disappointed in this outcome and will continue to fight on behalf of the Residents of Finham.  As you know the housing numbers used by CCC which have resulted in the overspill are being disputed and we will keep you informed.

Warwick district's Local Plan is approved - Warwick District Council


Kind regards

Bob Fryer



Warwick district's Local Plan is approved

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Published: Wednesday, 2nd August 2017

The council can now move to adopt the Local Plan.

Warwick District Council has received the news that the district’s Local Plan has finally been agreed by the government’s Inspector. This means the council can now move to adopt the Local Plan so it can become formal policy to inform its planning decisions for the next 12 years.

Once adopted, the council can progress with the delivery of the proposals set out in the Local Plan, with the aim of providing approximately 13,000 new homes in the district between 2017 and 2029, of which up to 5000 will be affordable. The Local Plan will also strengthen the local economy and will enable thousands of new jobs to be created with the allocation of around 135 hectares of land for employment. The planned population growth is supported by ambitions to provide new secondary schools in Warwick and Kenilworth, 8 new primary schools plus significant improvements to roads, cycle-ways and public transport including a major investment in the Europa Way corridor, the A46 and the A452 Kenilworth to Leamington road. In addition the Local Plan contains the creation of a 62 hectare country park along the Tach Brook.

The Leader of Warwick District Council, Councillor Andrew Mobbs commented: "This is a landmark moment for our district. Once the Local Plan is adopted we will have the strong framework we need to secure our future prosperity and protect our built and rural environment. I’m aware that the Local Plan hasn’t been without controversy, but I genuinely believe that we can now look forward with confidence and optimism, particularly for the green belt that will cover over 77% of our district."

Warwick District Council’s portfolio holder for Development, Councillor Alan Read added: "I’m delighted that our Local Plan can now be put to Council for adoption. This puts the council in a much stronger position to control and deliver housing development, offer affordable homes to local people, provide employment land for job growth and support and protect our town centres, historic environment and green spaces. Our hard work must now continue to make sure we deliver the high quality development the communities of our district deserve."

Now that the content of Warwick district’s Local Plan has been considered sound by the Inspector, the next step will be for it to be formally adopted by the council. This is expected to take place on 20th September.

Last Updated on Sunday, 06 August 2017 11:20


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