Don’t fire the starting gun talk to the People first

19 Aug 2023

Rugby Liberal Democrats are releasing  their position about having a new local plan.

Our Key message,

  • Enhancing our environment and building for the next generation.

In releasing this paper Cllr Jerry Roodhouse Group Leader of the Liberal Democrats on the no overall control Rugby Borough Council is calling on the other two political parties to do the same.

Jerry Roodhouse (Paddox) said, “we are laying out what the Liberal Democrats want to see if a new local plan is to be progressed in Rugby Borough, I hope that both the other political groups will do the same so we can have a robust debate about the future of Rugby”.

Cllrs Isabelle McKenzie (Rokeby & Overslade) and Neil Sandison (Eastlands) who are leading on this work for the Liberal Democrats said “We are planning for the future, and we need to get this right generations have been let down by poor planning, the Council doesn’t need to fire the starting gun now instead it should engage with our residents and communities to gather their views”

Rugby Liberal Democrats Position Statement on a Local Plan for Rugby Borough.

Councils are required by law to complete a review of their local plans every five years starting from the date of plan adoption. The current Rugby Borough Local Plan 2011-2031 it was adopted in June 2019.

In developing any plan, we should take account that Rugby Borough Council has adopted a declaration of a climate change emergency, the introduction of the Environment Act 2022 and its requirement for biodiversity net gain. Evidence of the future needs for Coventry and Warwickshire Housing and Economic Development Needs Assessment 2022.The need for policies to support the regeneration of Rugby town centre along with further reasons for updating the plan are the need for policy on houses in multiple occupation and the need to identify sites to meet Gypsy and Traveller accommodation needs.

Click here to read our statement in full Our Document