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Local Plan

Coventry Local Plan

08 August 2018

A new Local Plan Interactive Policies Map has been created.

DRAFT Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD)

Following adoption of the Local Plan in December 2017 the City Council are continuing their work on a number of Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD). These documents provide technical detail and guidance to support the use of the Local Plan. This is particularly important at the Planning Application stage.

Six documents are now subject to a period of consultation between Wednesday 8th August and Friday 21st September 2018:

  • Health Impact Assessments SPD – 2ND AND FINAL CONSULTATION PRIOR TO ADOPTION - provides guidance on how to assess the impacts of new development on matters of health and wellbeing
  • Coventry Connected SPD – 2ND AND FINAL CONSULTATION PRIOR TO ADOPTION - provides guidance on how to model and assess the impacts of development on the local highway network and maximise the benefits of public transport
  • SUE Urban Design Guidance SPD – Provides best practice examples and technical guidance to support the delivery of high quality developments primarily within the planned urban extensions at Eastern Green and Keresley.
  • Hot Food Takeaway SPD – Provides supporting guidance on how applications for hot food takeaways will be assessed through the planning process.
  • Trees and Development Guidance SPD – Advises on how tree protection measures and assessments should be considered in support of planning applications, TPO applications and Conservation Area notices.
  • Air Quality SPD – Advises on how matters of air quality will be considered as part of the planning process, focusing on mitigating impacts from development. 

Read the six documents.

 

GDPR Notification

We are currently in the process of updating our consultation database and supporting the wider planning service in a move to a new IT system to manage our planning records. This also requires a number of changes to our current practices to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into effect on 25 May 2018. 

The nature of GDPR means that in order to continue receiving notifications from us for this purpose, you need to confirm that you wish to remain on our consultation database. Ideally this should be sent via email to localplan@coventry.gov.uk . If you have done this since the 25th May 2018 then there is no need to do it again.

Information relating to the Council’s Planning Policy function is available to view via the Council’s website – www.coventry.gov.uk/localplan

As it is our statutory duty we will continue to notify adjoining local authorities and other statutory consultees. 

 

 

Local Plan and AAP updated – 19 January 2018

(Click on the picture to view the documents)

Both the Local Plan and City Centre Area Action Plan are now in place following adoption. No formal legal challenges were received during the 6 week legal challenge period which ended at 5pm on 17 January.

Read all adoption documents including the Inspector's reports.

The Inspectors final reports for both the Local Plan and City Centre Area Action Plan were published during October and November 2017. Both reports, alongside their required modifications were presented to Cabinet on the 28 November 2017 and Council on the 5 December 2017 with a recommendation to adopt.  All recommendations were approved and as required by planning legislation were subject to a period of 6 weeks legal challenge.

Both the Coventry Local Plan and City Centre Area Action Plan were submitted to the Secretary of State on 1 April 2016. This followed a period of statutory public consultation between 18 January 2016 and 29 February 2016. Following its submission, the SoS appointed an independent Inspector – Rebecca Phillips BA(Hons) MSc DipM MCIM MRTPI  – to oversee the public examination of the Plan and its evidence base. All documents associated with the examination process can be found in the Examination Library contents page.

The public examination hearing sessions took place over 3 stages:

  • 12 July 2016 until 21 July;
  • 11 October 2016 until 2 November 2016; and
  • 17 and 18 January 2017. 

Following the final hearing session, the Inspector confirmed that the Council could consult on proposed modifications to both Plans. The proposed schedule of amendments to both Plans were presented for a period of statutory consultation between the 15 March and 28 April 2017. This was with the aim of overcoming issues of soundness and factual correction. The majority of these modifications were reflective of the Action Points identified through the examination process to date.

Contact details

All inquiries relating to either the Local Plan or City Centre Area Action Plan should be sent:

Planning and Housing Policy Team
Coventry City Council
PO Box 15
Council House
Coventry
CV1 5RR

Documents available to view

The Inspector’s Reports, the Modified Final Plans, SA/SEA reports and Adoption Statements are available for public inspection free of charge on the Council’s website via the following link: www.coventry.gov.uk/localplan and at the locations set out below:

  • Coventry City Council – Council House
  • Coventry City Council – Customer Contact Centre

Should you wish to view any of the documents included in the examination library these can continue to be found on the Council’s website or are available to view at the Council's offices.

Local Plan

Email: localplan@coventry.gov.uk

Tel: 024 7683 4295

Coventry City Council
PO Box 15
Council House
Coventry
CV1 5RR

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