The Council has prepared new planning guidance on ensuring that new development adapts to and mitigates the effects of climate change.
The draft guidance is set out in the Part V of the Development Requirements SPD. The SPD provides advice and guidance to applicants when submitting planning applications on the interpretation of a number of policies in the Council’s Core Strategy. Parts A-U, which cover a range of topics, have already been adopted by the Council.
Whilst the SPD already incorporates some guidance in respect of climate change, this new Part V brings the advice and guidance together in one place, as well as providing new additional measures in respect of climate change adaption and mitigation.
Once finished (adopted), this new Part of the SPD will be used by the Council to help reach decisions on whether to approve or refuse planning applications.
How to View the Consultation
The consultation document can be viewed on the District Council’s website at www.stratford.gov.uk/climatechangespd.
It is also available to view at the District Council offices (Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HX) and at main public libraries across the District. Copies of the document can also be obtained from the Council.
The Council is also hosting a public drop-in session when Officers will be available to answer questions and provide more information about the SPD:
Stratford-on-Avon District Council, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HX on Tuesday 4 February 2020 from 3-7pm
The consultation is being advertised by Public Notice in the Stratford Herald (9 January), Leamington Spa, Redditch and Stratford Observer (9/10 January) and Midweek News (14 January).
How to Comment
Comments are invited on any aspect of the SPD. Responses can be made:
· Via the on-line comment form using the link above – or
· by downloading a comment form and:
· emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org – or
· posting it to Stratford-on-Avon District Council, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HX – or
· returning it to the District Council offices in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Comments must be received by the District Council by 5pm on Friday 21 February 2020