Issue and Options 2023
2. How to have your say
The consultation document contains a number of issues that the South Warwickshire Local Plan seeks to address. These issues have been identified using the responses to the scoping and Call for Sites consultation (which can be viewed in full in the consultation statement), and ongoing conversations with key stakeholder. In response to the issues identified, officers have formed various 'options' to overcoming these, and would like to know which options you think are most appropriate. You may respond to as many, or as few of these issues & options as you like. Whilst we have identified specific issues and options for you to respond to, comments on any aspect of this consultation document are invited, and the questions at the end of each section will allow you to do this.
The period for identifying your preferred options and submitting any comments is between Monday 9th January and Monday 6th March 2023. Comments received after the deadline will not be considered.
2.1 How to View the Consultation
Online - The consultation content and supporting information is available to view on the South Warwickshire Local Plan website.
Paper Copies – Physical copies of the consultation document are available to view at*:
- Stratford-on-Avon District Council, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HX
- Warwick District Council, Riverside House, Milverton Hill, Leamington Spa, CV32 5HZ
- Town Hall, Royal Leamington Spa
- Alcester Library
- Bidford Community Library
- Harbury Community Library
- Henley Community Library
- Kenilworth Library
- Kineton Community Library
- Leamington Spa Library and Information Centre
- Lillington Library and Information Centre
- Shipston-on-Stour Library and Information Centre
- Southam Library and Information Centre
- Stratford-upon-Avon Library and Information Centre
- Studley Community Library
- Warwick Library and Information Centre
- Wellesbourne Library and Information Centre
- Whitnash Library and Information Centre
- Brunswick Healthy Living Centre
*Please check opening hours and any restrictions prior to visiting
If you would like to purchase your own copy of the consultation document, please contact the SWLP team
2.2 How to Comment
Representations can be made to this consultation by submitting comments.
Each section has a series of questions on key topics where we would like your views. In addition, there is a 'free text' question at the end of each chapter, to gather other important views which are not covered by a specific question.
You are welcome to answer as many questions as you wish. This is a lengthy document, so it is up to you whether you focus on topics of particular interest to you, or answer a broader range of questions.
Using the online consultation portal is the most straight forward way to share your views with us. This method also helps ensure that officer time is used most efficiently in handling and analysing consultation responses. However, if you are unable to comment using the online form, we will also accept responses by email or post to either:
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
The SWLP Team, Stratford-on-Avon District Council, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HX
Warwick District Council
The SWLP Team, Warwick District Council, Riverside House, Milverton Hill, Leamington Spa, CV32 5HZ
2.3 Contact Us
If you have any questions or queries regarding the consultation document or the process of responding, please get in touch. Officers will be available to answer your questions throughout the consultation period either via email (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) or over the phone (SDC: 01789 267575 or WDC: 01926 456525) .
2.4 Call for Sites
As highlighted above, a second 'Call for Sites' is running simultaneously with this consultation. This is an opportunity to submit land/sites to us so that it can be assessed and considered through the plan-making process. Land which was submitted in the previous Call for Sites exercise in 2021 should not be provided again, unless there are changes to the boundary or the proposed use.
Submissions can be made using the interactive form and the period for submitting Call for Sites is between Monday 9th January and Monday 6th March 2023. Further information is available on our Call for Sites webpage.