Warwickshire County Council is seeking the views of residents, local businesses and all others who have an interest in the south Coventry area on the plans for a new transport corridor between the A46 Stoneleigh Junction, the University of Warwick and Westwood Heath in a new issues and options consultation exercise.
The A46 Strategic Link Road is part of a strategic long-term plan for sustainable growth in this region. These plans include wider cycle networks for Warwickshire and Coventry and improved access to other methods of travelling.
Have your say in the issues and options consultation. For a paper copy of the survey, alternative format or different language, email or telephone (01926 418029). The consultation will be open until 14th February 2021.
Stratford-on-Avon District Council is running a six-week public consultation on a draft Supplemetary Planning Document between 7 January and 19 February 2021.
The consultation draft sets out the need for additional permanent accommodation within the District and identifies areas where new Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showpeople sites may be suitable, subject to planning permission, as well as guidance on what any new sites should look like in respect of their design and layout.
Visit Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Supplementary Planning Document Consultation for details on how to comment.
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has advised the government to keep communities at the heart of planning in its response to the latter’s Planning For The Future White Paper consultation.
NALC does agree with the government that the planning system could be improved and should have more emphasis on building design. However, it thinks that the current proposals would result in a democratic deficit in planning and would not tackle the key issue (housing supply), leading to a slow down in the delivery of more housing. NALC also thinks that Local Plans will need much more than the suggested 30 months to put together.
NALC have launched a new survey on climate change. This explores what local councils are currently doing to tackle climate change in their area, the challenges they encounter and the difficulties they face when taking action.