To see what Technical Assessments we are conducting for the South Warwickshire Local Plan, take a look at our updated Technical Evidence page

South Warwickshire Local Plan

The South Warwickshire Local Plan


Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils are working together to produce a new South Warwickshire Local Plan to cover our combined geographic area.

Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils recently undertook a Scoping and Call for Sites consultation, which ran from Monday 10 May until Monday 21 June 2021. The consultation asked a series of questions on what issues the new Local Plan should cover, and how we should tackle these issues. In particular, it asked where in South Warwickshire new development should be located and how we should accommodate growth. At the same time as the consultation, a 'Call for Sites' also took place, inviting suggestions for potential sites to be allocated for a variety of land uses.

This consultation and call for sites was the first stage in a long process, and there will be future opportunities to put forward your views.

The responses from the Scoping and Call for Sites consultation have now been published online. Please head to the Scoping and Call for Sites page to view this information

Working Together

The Plan is expected to replace the strategic policies of the existing Stratford-on-Avon Core Strategy and Warwick Local Plan which are soon due for review. The South Warwickshire Local Plan will set out a long-term spatial strategy for housing, jobs, infrastructure and climate change for both Districts.

Both Councils are continuing to work on their other plans and policy documents.

Whilst 'South Warwickshire' is a new concept we believe there is a lot of merit in creating a plan that covers both Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick Districts. Aside from the common history of being within Warwickshire, Stratford-on-Avon District and Warwick District have similar economies, demographics and face common challenges.

Area covered by the plan

Useful resources


To complement the plan making process we have created a number of resources that we hope you will find useful. The below videos and this leaflet were created to accompany the Scoping and Call for Sites consultation that took place in May/June 2021.