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Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Plan Review – Call for Sites

Published on Monday, 13th September 2021

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council is carrying out a ‘Call for Sites’ to help identify land for future allocation within the Borough as part of the emerging Borough Plan Review.

Landowners and developers are being asked to submit sites that they think would be suitable for development to help meet the future needs of the Borough up to 2038. The sites can be promoted for housing (particularly those accommodating 5 dwellings or more), employment, gypsy and traveller use, mixed use or for other uses where there is a demonstrable need, such as cemetery land. The Council is particularly keen to receive submissions for underused or vacant land within the urban areas to help meet the Council’s future housing needs.

Cllr Richard Smith, Portfolio holder for Planning and Regulation said:

“We are working hard to ensure our Borough Plan reflects the needs of our community. We are eager to ensure we have looked at every opportunity to enable and encourage appropriate development of land in our Borough.

“We want to hear from anyone who thinks they may have a plot of land available for development. We are open to suggestions regarding all types of land but particularly sites in our Borough which have been used before and perhaps have outlived their current use.”

The Call for Sites is a mandatory policy requirement and is an essential piece of evidence to support the Local Plan Review process and will help the Council demonstrate that it is allocating the most sustainable and deliverable sites for development.

Please note that submitting a site through the Call for Sites process does not mean that it will be allocated, or that it will be successful in obtaining planning permission. All site submissions will have to be thoroughly assessed and will be reviewed against various criteria to consider site constraints, accessibility, and deliverability. 

If you would like to submit a site for consideration, please complete the ‘Call for Sites’ form and provide a map of the site showing a clear site boundary. The forms and further information on the Call for Sites process can be found at www.nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk/callforsites

Please email the completed form and map to planning.policy@nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk or post to: Planning Policy, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, Town Hall, Coton Road, Nuneaton CV11 5AA.

Site submissions should be received by no later than 22nd October 2021.

If you require further information, please contact the Planning Policy team on 024 7637 6328 or email planning.policy@nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk.