New Settlement Proposal at Gaydon/Lighthorne Heath

New Settlement Proposal at Gaydon/Lighthorne Heath
Draft Supplementary Planning Document
Informal Consultation

Monday 16 February to 5.00 pm Monday 30 March 2015

The District Council is undertaking an informal consultation about the scope and content of the Gaydon/Lighthorne Heath (GLH) – Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).
The Council’s Submission Core Strategy sets out at Proposal GLH the policy basis for the development of a new settlement at Gaydon/Lighthorne Heath that will incorporate up to 3,000 new homes and a substantial expansion of Jaguar Land Rover’s operations.
The SPD takes the form of a Framework Masterplan to guide developers and the local planning authority in respect of environmental, social, design and economic objectives as they seek to create a new community at Gaydon/Lighthorne Heath.

The draft SPD looks at:
·         the GLH site and its context
·         site constraints and opportunities
·         vision and principles
·         an illustrative masterplan with key design and sustainability principles
·         delivery

This informal consultation is part of the ‘Involve and Engagement’ stage of SPD preparation. It is designed to ensure the wider engagement of local communities and stakeholders in the preparation of the SPD. Comments are invited on any aspect of the SPD.

The consultation document can be viewed on the District Council’s website. It is also available to inspect at the District Council offices – Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HX.

Drop in sessions will be arranged in the local area during the consultation period.

How to Comment

·         Responses can be made via an on-line comment form using the link above – or
·         by downloading a form and emailing it to – or
·         by post to: FREEPOST RSLH – ZYKJ – TYAZ, Stratford on Avon DC, PO BOX 5341, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 1LE – or
·         handed in at the District Council offices in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Please note that comments on the inclusion of Proposal GLH in the Core Strategy, or on alternative sites, are not sought at this time.

The views expressed in the consultation will be reported back to The Cabinet and appropriate changes to the draft document will be made.

What happens next

Further progress will depend on Proposal GLH being confirmed in the Core Strategy. The Examination hearings into the Core Strategy finished at the end of January 2015 and the Inspector’s Report is awaited. The SPD can only be adopted if the Core Strategy is adopted with Proposal GLH included. If this is the case, a second more formal period of consultation will then take place, as required by the Development Plan Regulations. The amended draft SPD will also have an accompanying Sustainability Appraisal and Consultation Statement.

Comments must be received by the District Council by 5.0 pm on Monday 30 March 2015.

Dave Nash
Planning & Housing Policy Manager