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Local Plan

Coventry Local Plan

Read the Coventry Local Plan 2016.

Update 6 January 2020

Newly Adopted Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD)

Following a Cabinet meeting on 27 August 2019, the following SPDs were formally adopted and came into force on 6 September 2019

  • Air Quality: Advises on how matters of air quality will be considered as part of the planning process, focusing on mitigating impacts from development.
  • Hot Food Takeaways: Provides supporting guidance on how applications for hot food takeaways will be assessed through the planning process. 
  • Sustainable Urban Extensions (SUE) Residential Guidance: to provide technical guidance and support to the relevant policies of the Local Plan that relate directly to the allocated urban extensions at Keresley and Eastern Green.

Following a Cabinet meeting on 8 January 2019, the following SPDs were formally adopted and came into force on 9 January 2019.

  • Heath Impact Assessment: provides guidance on how to assess the impacts of new development on matters of health and wellbeing.
  • Coventry Connected: provides guidance on how to model and assess the impacts of development on the local highway network and maximise the benefits of public transport.

New SPDs for Consultation

Following the 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 stages.

A further and final round of consultation is now available during 6 January 2020 to 17 February 2020 concerning the draft Trees and Development Guidance SPD.

All responses should preferably be sent via email to or in writing to:

Coventry City Council
PO Box 15
Council House


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 . If you have done this since 25 May 2018 then there is no need to do it again.

Information relating to the Council’s Planning Policy function is available to view.

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

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 enquiries 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

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 this website 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 this website or are available to view at the Council's offices.

Local Plan


Tel: 024 7683 4295

Coventry City Council
PO Box 15
Council House

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