The Issues and Options Consultation Statement has now been published. Head to the Issues and Options page to find out more.

Issues and Options Consultation

The Issues and Options Consultation and accompanying Call for Sites ran from 9 January to 6 March 2023.

Consultation responses have now been published and are available to view within the online consultation portal. Instructions on how to view these representations are available once you click the link at the top of the page.

The Issues and Options Consultation Statement, which includes an overview of the consultation process and presents summaries of the responses is now available to view. Responses to the Issues and Options consultation will be used to inform the next stage in the plan making process, the Preferred Options.

The consultation document contained a number of issues that the South Warwickshire Local Plan seeks to address. These issues were identified using the responses to the 2021 Scoping and Call for Sites consultation (which can be viewed in full in the Scoping and Call for Sites Consultation Statement), and ongoing conversations with key stakeholders. The technical evidence has also been used to help inform the issues and the consultation document. In response to the issues identified, officers have formed various ‘options' to overcome these, and respondents were asked which options they thought were most appropriate.

An erratum to this document has been published dated 6th February 2023.

The contents of the plan has been summarised below.

The content of the document can be viewed within our online consultation portal, or by clicking on the sections that you are interested in on the above image. Alternatively, the consultation document is available as a pdf:

Call for Sites

Alongside the consultation on the Issues and Options document, a second Call for Sites took place. This process provided landowners with the opportunity to submit land/sites for consideration in the plan-making process. Further details on the Call for Sites, can be found on the Call for Sites webpage.

Sites submitted during the second Call for Sites, are now available to view on the Interactive Map alongside sites submitted through the 1st Call for sites. Please note that these sites are presented for information at this stage and have not yet been assessed as to their suitability for inclusion within the plan nor are they endorsed. All Call for Sites submissions are soon to be assessed against the Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) methodology as outlined on our Technical Evidence webpage.

Accompanying Documents

The Issues and Options consultation document has been created alongside a number of pieces of Technical Evidence. Where possible, key findings are summarised in relevant sections of the main consultation document. In addition, the full list of evidence documents is published on our Technical Evidence webpage.

The Technical Evidence accompanying the Issues and Options is as follows:

In addition to the Technical Evidence, a number of topic papers have been written. These outline the process of creating the Issues and Options document, and provide other contextual information.


Consultation Events

During the course of the consultation, officers held a number of online and in person events. These provided the opportunity for members of the public and other stakeholders to ask questions on the consultation document and the process of responding. Please see below for details of the events, and a copy of the presentation.

Date In Person/Online Location
Friday 13 January In Person

Rother Street Market, Stratford-upon-Avon

10am - 4pm

Thursday 19 January Online


Microsoft Teams Link

Saturday 21 January In Person

Royal Priors Shopping Centre, Royal Leamington Spa

10am - 4pm

Saturday 28 January In Person

Warwick Library

10am - 4pm

Tuesday 31 January In Person

Shipston Library, Shipston-on-Stour

9.30am – 12.30pm

1.30pm – 4.30pm

Saturday 4 February In Person

Talisman Square, Kenilworth

10am - 4pm

Monday 6 February In Person

Alcester Library

2pm - 5pm

Thursday 16 February



Microsoft Teams Link

Contact Us

If you wish to speak to an officer about the consultation, please contact us at either:

Stratford-on-Avon District Council

Warwick District Council

The SWLP Team, Stratford-on-Avon District Council, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HX

01789 267575

The SWLP Team, Warwick District Council, Town Hall, Parade, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 4AT

01926 456525