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Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council

Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council

Planning 2011 to 2031

Local Development Framework - The Core Strategy

The District Council has started to prepare a series of planning documents to guide development and change in the District over the next 20 years. They will determine where new homes are built, where new jobs are created and how people can travel to get to the things they need.

The first and most important of these documents is the Core Strategy, because it will set the course for everything to follow. It will present a vision of how we want the District to look and function in 2026.

There are some big challenges facing our District, which the Core Strategy will need to address such as:

  • Where should new homes be built and new jobs located?
  • How can we meet the housing needs of local people?
  • How can we reduce the impacts of climate change?
  • How can we make sure everyone can reach the services they need?
  • How do we protect our rich heritage and landscape?

The Parish Council, as well as the local community, has been asked to respond to the Core Strategy Consultation paper, and you will find the replies sent by the Parish Council on this site.

The documents, notices or events below are set out in chronological order, newest first.

Timetable of the Local Development Framework

The document below gives the timetable of the various phases in the development plan, from 2013 through to 2016.

Decision on Proposals to Land at Rear of 18 Salford Road

The link below is the decision, dated 9 January 2013, from The Planning Inspectorate on the Appeal by Welbeck Land (Ifield) Limited regarding the proposals for the development of land at the rear of 18 Salford Road, Bidford-on-Avon.

Core Strategy: Why We Are Where We Are

The document below was written by Councillor C J Saint, the Leader of Stratford-on-Avon District Council on 31 October 2012.

Land off Bramley Way, Bidford-on-Avon

A public exhibition was held on behalf of Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd regarding a potential residential development at Bramley Way, Bidford, on Monday 21 May 2012 between 4.00 and 8.00 pm where proposals for the development were on display.

Those residents who were unable to attend the exhibition but would still like to see and comment can view the project by visiting the website below:

Bidford Parish Council's Reply to SDC's Core Strategy Document

The link below is the reply from Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council to the Draft Core Strategy document from Stratford District Council's, made on 28 March 2012 (and subsequent acknowledgement from SDC).

Stratford District Council's Core Strategy Document

The link below is to the Core Strategy document on Stratford District Council's website:

Core Strategy 2012 Presentation

The presentation below was made by Paul Lankester from Stratford District Council on 20 February 2012.

Parish and Partners Briefing - February 2012

This newsletter provides an update on progress towards the new draft plan for Stratford District:

Draft Core Strategy - February 2012

This draft version of the Core Strategy seeks to accommodate new development in the district whilst reflecting issues of local concern that have been raised in the previous consultation periods:

Maps showing possible future developments

The three maps in the document below refer to how the available land is more or less vulnerable to development in the future: one is for housing the other commercial. This is to help make the local community aware of how the available in land within the village is viewed with respect to future development:

E-Newsletter from the Planning Policy Team

The Planning Policy Team at Stratford District Council asked how you wanted to be kept informed about progress on the Core Strategy and the chosen option was an e-newsletter:

Core Strategy Consultation Workshop

Below you can read the agenda/information pack and presentation made by Stephanie Chettle, Planning Policy Manager, at the Core Strategy Consultation Workshop held at Studley Village Hall on 24 March 2011.

Community Exhibition

Below you can read pdf versions of the panels displayed at the November exhibition by Wellbeck Strategic Land Ltd regarding the 150 new homes proposed to the north of Salford Road. These provide maps, illustrations and details of the proposed development.

Letter to SDC from Bidford Parish Council

Below you can read a letter sent by Bidford Parish Council to Stratford District Council, where the Parish Council has agreed to a formal request to re-categorise Bidford-on-Avon to a settlement of lower order as it does not believe it is sustainable as a 'main rural centre'.

Letter to SDC from Bidford Parish Council

Below you can read a letter sent by Bidford Parish Council to Stratford District Council, in reply to the consultation of the Local Development Framework Core Strategy and providing more information to support the Parish Council's objections.

Core Strategy Presentation

The presentation below was made by Paul Harris, Planning Officer from Stratford District Council in March 2010.

Letter to SDC from Bidford Parish Council

Below you can read a letter sent by Bidford Parish Council to Stratford District Council, giving strong objections to the proposed sites of development.

Letter to SDC from Bidford Parish Council

Below you can read a letter sent by Bidford Parish Council to Stratford District Council, regarding land north of Bidford-on-Avon.

Letter to SDC from Bidford Parish Council

Below you can read a letter sent by Bidford Parish Council to Stratford District Council, reiterating concerns about the proposed developments.

Letter to SDC from Bidford Parish Council

Below you can read a letter sent by Bidford Parish Council to Stratford District Council, which lists concerns about the proposed developments.

Stratford-on-Avon District Local Development Framework

Draft Core Strategy

This is the first and most critical part of the Local Development Framework which will eventually replace the District Local Plan.

For full information read the following:

Your Views

The Parish Council would appreciate input from the local community, and this is best done via the current Parish Plan Survey, which is available online, or you can contact the Clerk for a hard copy.

If you have any further comments to make, please feel free to contact the Parish Council.

More Information

Further details about this development proposal can be read on the Consultation Core Strategy page of Stratford District Council's website (external link).