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Housing Development - SAP

SITE ALLOCATION PLAN (SAP). You may have seen on social media the publication of Stratford District Council Site Allocation Plan which is currently going out for consultation, however there has been some misunderstanding about this publication so hopefully this will clarify and answer your questions in a simple form. gives information on how to engage with the consultation process plus a good summary and explanation of the current plan 1) What is The Site Allocation Plan? The allocation plan is a list of potential sites for housing development for every town and village across the Stratford District area. 2) Does this mean new homes will be built on these sites? The simple answer is no. 3) So why does Stratford District Council have to publish a Site Allocation Plan? In 2016, Stratford District Council adopted its local housing plan, The Core Strategy, which is a legally binding document for housing numbers.

Site_Allocations_Plan_Summary_Document_OCT20.pdf File Uploaded: 2 November 2020 2.2 MB

Since the adoption of The Core Strategy, Stratford District Council has to identify possible sites for the reserve housing requirements. Without identifying these sites and adopting them into the housing plan, that plan would be no longer valid and we would return to the developers free for all.

Stratford District Council has now listed its preferred sites based on the Site Allocation Plan (SAP) after many revisions and that is now what is out for consultation.