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The Borough Council has today announced its second consultation on its housing plan. The details are below and North Warwickshire Labour Group are urging residents to respond and make their views known.

Labour Group Leader, Cllr Adam Farrell said;

"We believe the local plan is flawed. It can not be right to build nearly 10,000 new homes in the Borough around existing towns and villages. We believe the only way to deliver this number of homes is through the building a new garden village next to the A38."

The first round of consultation resulted in over 2500 residents responding to the Council. The majority objected to the plan but the Conservative Council did not listen. 

Councillor Farrell continued;

"Please don't be put off responding because you 'think nothing will change'. This consultation will be looked at by the Planning Inspector. We can not let the Council off the hook. We can not let them present an argument to the inspector that says 'not many people responded to the second statutory consultation'. 

"So local people, this is your chance, please respond to the consultation and object to this disastrous plan. We need your help to stop this."

Information on the Consultation from NWBC:

The Borough Council has agreed its submission version of the Local Plan.  Prior to submitting the document to Government there is one final consultation period.  This consultation period will run until 31st January 2018. Please ensure any comments are submitted by this date as any comments received after this date will not be considered.

The Local Plan when adopted will replace the Core Strategy 2014 and the saved policies of the Local Plan 2006.

A Sustainability Appraisal of the document has also been prepared for consultation which evaluates how social, environmental and economic issues have been taken into account in the preparation of the plan.

At this stage you can make comments on the “soundness” of the plan – to be sound a Local Plan should be: 

1.         Positively prepared which means that the document must

  • Seek to meet local needs for a range of uses including housing and businesses, which have been identified through the studies which make up the evidence base

2.         Justified means that document must be

  • Founded on a robust and credible evidence base
    • The most appropriate strategy when considered against the reasonable alternatives

3.         Effective means that the plan must be

  • Deliverable
  • Flexible
  • Able to be monitored 

4.         Consistent with National Policy the plan should enable the delivery of sustainable development in accordance with the policies in the Framework

How can you get involved?

We will be holding a range of Drop in Sessions at various places throughout the Borough where the Forward Planning Team will be able to answer any questions/queries you may have.

 

DATE

DAY

VENUE

TIME

8/1/2018

Monday

Nursery Hill School, Ansley Common

5:00 - 7:00

10/1/2018

Wednesday

Tithe Barn, Polesworth

4.30 – 6.30

11/1/2018

Thursday

Hartshill Community Centre

5:00 - 7:00

13/1/2018

Saturday

Dordon Village Hall

10:00 - 12:00

15/1/2018

Monday

Kingsbury Church Hall

5:00 - 7:00

15/1/2018

Monday

Methodist Church Hall, Water Orton

5:00 - 7:00

17/1/2018

Wednesday

Warton Parish Rooms

5:00 - 7:00

18/1/2018

Thursday

Council House, Atherstone

5:00 - 7:00

22/1/2018

Monday

Coleshill Town Hall

5:00 - 7:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Documents and supporting evidence and online versions of the questionnaire can be viewed and downloaded from the Borough Council’s website at  www.northwarks.gov.uk/planningconsultations

We encourage the viewing of documents and submission of comments electronically, where possible, to limit the use of paper and valuable resources used in the printing process. 

Alternatively copies of the documents can be viewed at:

  • Main Reception, Council Offices, South Street, Atherstone, CV9 1DE; and,
  • the Borough’s Leisure Centre’s; and
  • all local libraries, including the mobile service and the library in Nuneaton; and
  • the Community Hubs.

Please note that the Libraries, Leisure Centre’s and Hubs will only have an Executive Summary of the Sustainability Appraisal. The full document will be available on the website or in the Council House. 

To make comments please fill in the online or download a response form and send to planningpolicy@northwarks.gov,uk. Alternatively responses can be sent by post to the Forward Planning Team, North Warwickshire Borough Council, The Council House, South Street, Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 1DE. 

All information supplied will be made available for public inspection. The Council reserves the right not to publish or take into account any representations which it considers offensive or defamatory

If you have any queries or require further information please do not hesitate to contact the Forward Planning team on 01827 719499/451 or email them on planningpolicy@northwarks.gov.uk.

 

Second Local Plan Consultation Now Live

The Borough Council has today announced its second consultation on its housing plan. The details are below and North Warwickshire Labour Group are urging residents to respond and make their views...

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Residents in North Warwickshire have been let down yet again by their Conservative Council who this week voted to continue with their plan to build nearly 10,000 homes in the Borough – mainly around the existing towns and villages of Dordon, Polesworth, Atherstone, Hartshill and Ansley Common.

With a packed public gallery, Councillors debated the plans that would see thousands of homes built around the A5 as well as a Labour amendment that proposed to build a new settlement to the east of the A38.

Labour Group Leader Cllr Adam Farrell said; 

“What we saw at Full Council was Tory Councillors who just won’t listen to local people. They held a consultation on their plan. Local people opposed the plan but no changes have been made. The Tories just aren’t listening. Their consultation was a farce and now we know the truth – the Tories are happy to dump homes in certain parts of North Warwickshire and nothing will change their mind.

“The simple facts are that the number of homes is questionable and the locations are just plain wrong. The destruction this will cause to so many rural villages in North Warwickshire cannot be underestimated. What we need is another plan, a new garden village in North Warwickshire where infrastructure is provided and neighbouring villages protected. 

“The only way to stop this plan is to kick the Tories out of office and vote Labour in May 2019.” 

Labour’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Ray Sweet said;

“Labour put forward a clear and sensible plan for a new village in North Warwickshire off the A38. It would have come with guaranteed new infrastructure as well as potential access to a new metro station providing quick access to the rest of the region. The Tories are obsessed with trying to dump homes around the A5 but the reality is, the A5 can’t cope and the countryside here is about to be destroyed on a whim without a single penny of the £109.5 million needed for the A5 being guaranteed.”

Tory Council approves plan to destroy North Warwickshire villages

Residents in North Warwickshire have been let down yet again by their Conservative Council who this week voted to continue with their plan to build nearly 10,000 homes in the Borough...

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Residents have been left shocked after a meeting of North Warwickshire Borough Council to discuss new housing in the area saw every single Conservative Councillor remain silent. 

Apart from the Chairman of the meeting, all Tory Councillors present remain tight lipped. Tory Councillors did nothing to improve or oppose the plans for 10,000 homes in the North Warwickshire countryside. Every Tory Councillor voted FOR the housing plan in the Borough. Labour Councillors unanimously opposed the plan. 

Labour’s Group Leader, Cllr Adam Farrell said;

“Councillors had over 1000 pages of paperwork to read before this meeting. The agenda was about development in North Warwickshire over the next 15 years – the fact that Tory Councillors had nothing to say really does beggar belief.

“This housing plan will see huge parts of North Warwickshire destroyed by this incompetent Tory Council. Despite their rhetoric, the reality is that no funding has been received to improve the A5 and under the Tories the developer is the boss.”

Labour have now used their powers in opposition to force the decision to be delayed and made at a meeting of the Full Council.

Cllr Adam Farrell continued; 

“We will publicise the next Full Council meeting. We’ll ask residents to come along and hold their Tory Councillors to account and we’ll force a recorded vote to preserve forever the names of those Tory Councillors who are prepared to destroy North Warwickshire.

“Labour do not oppose housing, in fact we are a pro-housing party but only in the right location and with the right infrastructure. We’ve long argued for a new town to be built in North Warwickshire – allowing the majority of new homes to be delivered with new infrastructure whilst still allowing for proportionate small scale housing growth in existing areas.”

Tory Councillors Silence over 10,000 home plan

Residents have been left shocked after a meeting of North Warwickshire Borough Council to discuss new housing in the area saw every single Conservative Councillor remain silent.  Apart from the Chairman...


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