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

Ongoing Work

The following technical assessments are currently being undertaken to inform the Issues and Options Consultation, and will be available to view on this page in due course:

Title Scope

Housing, Employment and Town Centres

Coventry and Warwickshire HEDNA (Housing and Economic Development Needs Assessment)

This takes into account a wealth of evidence such as population, household and economic growth projections in order to assess the need for housing and employment up to 2050
HELAA (Housing and Economic land Availability Assessment A high level assessment which considers the quantity and quality of sites that could be developed for housing, employment or other uses.
Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment An assessment to determine the need for Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showpeople accommodation across the South Warwickshire Area up to 2050.
Urban Capacity Study The Urban Capacity Study will build upon the work of the HELAA, the Brownfield Land Register and the sites submitted in order to determine the ability of the urban areas to assist in meeting the development requirements.
Town Centre Vision Assessment To understand the role of our towns and key villages to inform their role in shaping the future of places in South Warwickshire. Further, more detailed assessments of quantums will be undertaken at a later stage in the preparation of the Local Plan
Sustainability Appraisal
Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) An assessment to determine the potential effects of the Plan on protected habitats.
Strategic Environmental Assessment/ Sustainability Appraisal (SEA/SA) This is an assessment of the significant environmental, social and economic effects of the Local Plan.
Climate Change
Climate Change Impacts Assessment This evidence base needs to cover a range of aspects in relation to climate change. See text in report explaining the scope of the evidence base.
MET Office Climate Analysis Information specific to South Warwickshire on climate change probabilistic projections
Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) An assessment which looks at all known sources of flooding that could affect existing or future development in an area.
Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire Green Infrastructure An update to the 2013 sub-regional green infrastructure strategy
Settlement Analysis Assessing the connectivity, density, landform of settlements as well as the accessibility of 'soft infrastructure' (e.g. Schools, convenience shops, pubs, places of worship) to identify possible settlement growth options and design/density parameters
Health Impact
Assessment (HIA)
This is a tool to identify and optimise the health
and wellbeing impacts of the Plan
Equalities Impact Assessment (EIA) An assessment to ensure that equal opportunities have been taken into account in the preparation of the Local Plan

Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA)

A standard approach to the assessment of housing and employment sites is being applied across Coventry and Warwickshire and a public consultation in respect of this methodology concluded in December 2021.
This sub-regional HELAA methodology sets out a high-level framework for assessing potential locations/directions for growth, within which individual Local Planning Authorities can tailor specific criteria to respond to their local circumstances. The tailored South Warwickshire Local Plan HELAA was endorsed at the Joint Cabinet/Executive Committee on 10 March 2022.

Scoping and Call for Sites

The following technical assessments have been undertaken to inform this scoping and call for sites consultation:

All documents associated with the Scoping and Call for sites consultation can be found below:

Further work will take place as the plan progresses to establish a strong evidence base that covers the whole of South Warwickshire. Read more about this within the Consultation Document.