September 29th, 2016

Views sought on Core Strategy documents

Views sought on Core Strategy documents Views sought on Core Strategy documents
Updated: 4:15 pm, May 07, 2015

FURTHER consultation is to be carried out on planning documents relating to the district’s Core Strategy.

A six-week consultation will run until 5pm on Thursday October 2 in which views are being sought on the intention to prepare a Site Allocations Plan to accompany the Core Strategy as well as the Draft Charging Schedule of the Community Infrastructure Levy.

The Site Allocations Plan will help identify appropriate small scale sites for approximately 1,950 homes in the district’s more rural settlements.

The consultation seeks feedback on locations of new development and includes a fresh ‘call for sites’ that may be considered suitable.

Meanwhile the Community Infrastructure Levy sets out the charge developers will have to pay towards funding necessary infrastructure.

The overall distribution of development for 10,800 homes by 2031 remains as set out in the proposed submission Core Strategy.

It includes 2,590 homes at Stratford, 2,830 homes in the main rural centres, and 3,000 homes in the new settlement at Lighthorne Heath.

District council leader Chris Saint said: “The main focus of the Site Allocations Plan is likely to be the identification of smaller scale sites across the district to help meet the housing numbers set out in the Core Strategy.

“One benefit of identifying sites in the plan is that it will be drawn up with direct input from local communities, giving them more certainty development will come forward on sites they prefer.”

Comments can be made electronically via the consultation document itself. Alternatively, they can be made on the comment form and emailed to or via post to: FREEPOST RSLH – ZYKJ – TYAZ, Stratford on Avon DC, PO BOX 5341, Stratford, CV37 1LE.