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The tenth SHLAA to be prepared for Warrington is now available to view. It updates the previous 2019 SHLAA and comprehensively reviewed all conclusions previously reached for sites already within the SHLAA process and assessed new sites. All new sites submitted to the Council by 31 March 2020 have been considered in this update and conclusions updated on existing sites where new information has come to light.
We are currently consulting on our draft Town Centre Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).
We previously approved a Town Centre Master Plan in January 2020. The Master Plan provides an overarching strategy for future town centre regeneration and development.
The SPD will ensure that we can implement the Masterplan's placemaking and development ambitions successfully, primarily by setting out our design expectations for developers bringing forward proposals in the town centre.
Visit the Town Centre SPD consultation page to find out more.
We've now published our Infrastructure Funding Statement for the period 2019/2020. Local Authorities are required, in accordance with The Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) (England) (No.2) Regulations 2019, to produce an Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS) annually that sets out details about planning obligation receipts and anticipated expenditure.
We've now published all of the representations received following the consultation on the Proposed Submission Version Plan in 2019.
We've published our second Housing Delivery Test Action Plan for the Government’s 2nd monitoring period. This sets out a series of actions to ensure that Warrington is able to meet its housing requirement in future years.
Warrington Borough Council is pausing work on its Local Plan, in response to the impact of COVID-19, along with the Government’s proposed planning reforms and new housing calculation methodology.
We've published the 2019 Annual Monitoring Report which relates to the implementation of planning policies and the timetable set out in our Local Development Scheme.
We've just release our ninth SHLAA prepared for Warrington. It updates the previous 2018 SHLAA and comprehensively reviewed all conclusions previously reached for sites already within the SHLAA process and assessed new sites. All new sites that were submitted to us by 31 March 2019 have now been considered in this update and conclusions updated on existing sites where new information has come to light.
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Housing Delivery Test Action Plan
In accordance with the requirements of the Government’s Housing Delivery Test, we've published a Housing Delivery Test Action Plan. This sets out a series of actions to ensure that Warrington is able to meet its housing requirement in future years.
Work continues on Local Plan
We're continuing to work on the Local Plan, which sets out our approach to meeting the borough’s future need for homes, jobs and supporting infrastructure.