[https://www.coventry.gov.uk/downloads/download/4881/adoption_statements]

The Coventry Local Plan was formally adopted by Council on 6 December 2017 following receipt of the Planning Inspectors Report [https://www.coventry.gov.uk/downloads/file/25615/coventry_local_plan_final_report_2017]. The Local Plan is the statutory document used by the Council to determine planning applications. The Local Plan [https://www.coventry.gov.uk/downloads/file/25899/final_local_plan_december_2017] including the adoption statements and all evidence examined in public can be found in the Library [https://www.coventry.gov.uk/info/111/planning_policy/3600/coventry_local_plan_2011-2031/2]. Please use our interactive online policies map [http://www.coventry.gov.uk/info/110/planning/1333/online_planning_map/2] to view our Local Plan policies map. 

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) that support the Local Plan and its policies can, if adopted, be found on the SPDs page [https://www.coventry.gov.uk/info/111/planning_policy/3600/coventry_local_plan_2011-2031/2]. This page includes SPDs currently in draft form, which will also be listed on our consultation page [https://www.coventry.gov.uk/info/111/planning_policy/3598/planning_policy_consultations].

View our Planning homepage [https://www.coventry.gov.uk/info/110/planning] if you are searching for a specific planning application or looking for other Development Management considerations. 

In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding the above information, the Local Plan or supplementary guidance, please contact the Planning Policy Team [mailto:localplan@coventry.gov.uk].

Planning Policy team

Address: PO Box 15
Council House
Earl Street
Coventry
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Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD)

Adopted SPDs

Carried-over Supplementary Documents

Historic Control Plans

Planning Policy team

Address: PO Box 15
Council House
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Coventry
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Document Library

Housing and Economic Development Needs Assessment (HEDNA)

This Housing and Economic Development Needs Assessment (HEDNA) [https://www.coventry.gov.uk/downloads/download/7374/coventry-and-warwickshire-housing-and-economic-development-needs-assessment-hedna] has been prepared to provide a joint and integrated assessment of the need for housing, economic growth potential and employment land needs.


Within this page you can also find our archived documents. Documents can become ‘archived’ for two principal reasons: Firstly, the document is no longer considered ‘relevant’ because the necessity for its use has passed. For example, the evidence base for the Local Plan. Secondly, the document has become superseded.

Evidence Base

Adoption statements

View all adoption statements [https://www.coventry.gov.uk/downloads/download/4881/adoption_statements]

Planning Policy team

Address: PO Box 15
Council House
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Coventry
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Area Action Plans

City Centre Area Action Plan

The City Centre Area Action Plan (CCAAP) has been in place following adoption on 6 December 2017. The CCAAP provides a blueprint for the development of the City Centre only across the next decade. It is a statutory document that provides planning policies to guide development in the City Centre.

Read the City Centre Area Action Plan. [https://www.coventry.gov.uk/downloads/file/25900/final_aap_december_2017]

Documents

The Inspector’s Reports, the Modified Final Plan, SA/SEA reports and Adoption Statement for all examined Plans are available online [https://www.coventry.gov.uk/downloads/download/4881/adoption_statements] for public inspection free of charge.

Planning Policy team

Address: PO Box 15
Council House
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Coventry
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Neighbourhood Plans

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

Neighbourhood planning is an opportunity to influence how your area will develop and is about making sure a community gets the development it needs through the planning of infrastructure, homes, job opportunities, and leisure and community facilities, including schools, health services and shops. The Government's Planning Practice guidance provides more details on neighbourhood planning [https://www.gov.uk/guidance/neighbourhood-planning--2].

How will it work?

Before any work starts on your plan, you must first apply for your area to be formally designated. There are specific rules that your must follow in order to successfully get your neighbourhood designated.

There are three things you must do to support your application:

  1. submit a map identifying the area;
  2. submit a statement explaining what it is considered an appropriate neighbourhood area; and
  3. submit a statement that the organisation making the application is a relevant body.

Any applications received for Neighbourhood Planning Forum designation will be published on this website. The council will then consider applications and comments and decide on the organisations that can be designated for each area. Once designated the Neighbourhood Planning Forums will be able to work towards the production of a Neighbourhood Development Plan for their area.

Please note: only one organisation can be designated for each Neighbourhood Planning Area, this organisation or body remains designated until such time as the designation expires or is withdrawn.

Further information can be found in the Government's National Planning Policy Framework [https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-planning-policy-framework--2] and Planning Practice Guidance [https://www.gov.uk/guidance/neighbourhood-planning--2]

What is the Council’s role?

The Council will support neighbourhoods in the preparation of their plans, but the level of resource available to support individual groups may depend on:

  • How many groups seek support for formal processes;
  • Where the Neighbourhood Planning Areas are located - priority may be given to supporting those areas with regeneration potential and areas where there is a high level of deprivation; and
  • How much development potential is likely to come forward in the designated Neighbourhood Plan Area.

The Council will also make arrangements to make people aware of the right to make applications to be designated as a neighbourhood planning forum for a neighbourhood area.

Neighbourhood Areas and Neighbourhood Plans

Approved Neighbourhood Areas

Approved Neighbourhood Plans

Neighbourhood Plans - Examination and Referendum

There are currently no planned examinations or local referendums.

Planning Policy team

Address: PO Box 15
Council House
Earl Street
Coventry
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Local Plan monitoring

Authority Monitoring Report (AMR)

Section 113 of the Localism Act 2011 [http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2011/20/section/113/enacted] requires the Local Planning Authority (LPA) to produce an >Authority Monitoring Report (may previously have been called the Annual Monitoring Report). It is a statutory duty for the LPA to monitor its own performance against the requirements adopted through the Coventry Local Plan 2011-2031 [https://www.coventry.gov.uk/downloads/file/25899/final_local_plan_december_2017] (“Local Plan”). Although LPAs still have discretion as to which targets and indicators to include in the AMR, as long as they are consistent with the relevant UK legislation, and conform to Regulation 34 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2012 [http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2012/767/regulation/34/made] which set out the minimum requirements for the contents of the report. In short, this includes reporting on the implementation of the Local Development Scheme (LDS), performance against housing delivery targets as set out in the Local Plan, neighbourhood planning, Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and Duty to Cooperate (DtC).

AMRs are published annually. View all Authority Monitoring Reports [/downloads/download/2678/annual_monitoring_reports]

Brownfield Land Register

The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 [http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2017/403/contents/made] and the Town and Country Planning (Permission in Principle) Order 2017 [http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2017/402/contents/made] require local authorities to prepare and maintain registers of brownfield land that is suitable for residential development. The regulations set a process for identifying suitable sites, including the requirements for keeping a register and the criteria for assessing sites.

Should you wish to discuss any of the sites on the register, or the register in general, please contact the Planning Policy Team [mailto:localplan@coventry.gov.uk?subject=Local%20Plan%20Monitoring].

Planning Policy team

Address: PO Box 15
Council House
Earl Street
Coventry
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Local Development Scheme (LDS)

The Local Development Scheme (LDS) [https://www.coventry.gov.uk/downloads/file/41758/local-development-scheme-lds-13-february-2024] was brought into effect at Cabinet on 13 February 2024.

It explains when documents will be produced and when local communities and other key stakeholders can expect to get involved in the plan-making process. It also gives a timetable for producing the planning documents that will make up the Local Plan and related documents.

It also provides an update to the previous LDS [https://www.coventry.gov.uk/downloads/file/37789/local-development-scheme-november-2022] which was published in November 2022.

Planning Policy team

Address: PO Box 15
Council House
Earl Street
Coventry
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Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) [https://www.coventry.gov.uk/downloads/file/37080/statement_of_community_involvement_july_2021] was brought into effect at Cabinet on 13 July 2021.

It sets out how the Council will engage communities and other interested parties in the planning process. It also provides a comprehensive update on the previous SCI which was published in 2012.