Local Plan review - issues and options consultation

Help us review your Local Plan

The Local Plan sets out planning policies and proposals for new development to make sure the Rugby borough is a great place to live, work and do business.

It is prepared in consultation with residents, businesses and other stakeholders.

Councils must review their Local Plan every five years. Rugby borough’s current plan was approved in 2019.

The Local Plan defines many things, including:

  • where housing can be built
  • which land can be used to provide employment
  • how vital infrastructure needs can be met, such as schools, green spaces, health care facilities and transport links

View documents supporting the consultation on the issues and options
Documents informing the issues and options
The borough's current Local Plan

Issues and options

Things we are reviewing

  • how we can regenerate Rugby town centre
  • where new housing developments can take place
  • additional land for employment uses
  • meeting the pitch needs of gypsies and travellers

New things we are considering

  • embedding climate and nature policies throughout the plan
  • driving up the quality of development with a new design code
  • limiting concentrations of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)

Call for sites

We have launched a Call for Sites to run alongside the issues and options public consultation.

A Call for Sites gives landowners and agents the opportunity to propose land for development or redevelopment as part of the Local Plan update.

Call for Sites forms can be downloaded from the consultation documents. For more information about Calls for Sites, view our consultation FAQs.

Completed call for sites forms should be submitted to localplan@rugby.gov.uk

Frequently asked questions and answers to accompany the Local Plan Review issues and options consultation 2023

The review process

The Local Plan review process

How you can get involved

To support the public consultation, we arranged a number of consultation events where you could drop-in and speak to council officers about the issues and options.

Online events

The following events took place on Microsoft Teams:

Date Time Microsoft Teams link
Wednesday 8 November 7pm - 8pm Join the event
Wednesday 17 January 2024 7pm - 8pm Join the event

Community events

The following community events were scheduled.

Date Time Location
Tuesday 14 November 4pm - 6pm Cawston Community Hall, Scholars Drive, Cawston, Rugby, CV22 7GU
Thursday 16 November 4pm - 6pm Brownsover Community Centre, Bow Fell, Rugby, CV21 1JF
Tuesday 21 November 4pm - 6pm Dunchurch Village Hall, Rugby Road, Dunchurch, Rugby, CV22 6PN
Tuesday 28 November 4pm - 6pm Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, Little Elborow Street, Rugby, CV21 3BZ
Monday 4 December 4pm - 6pm Brandon and Wolston Village Hall, Main Street, Wolston, CV8 3HJ
Wednesday 6 December 3.30pm - 5.30pm Wolvey Village Hall, The Square, Wolvey, LE10 3LJ
Newly added events
Thursday 11 January 11.30am - 1.30pm Tesco supermarket, 1 Leicester Road, Rugby CV21 1RG
Thursday 18 January 10am - 12noon Asda supermarket, 12 Chapel Street, Rugby CV21 3EB
Tuesday 23 January 11am - 1pm Sainsbury's supermarket, 385 Dunchurch Road, CV22 6HU
Tuesday 23 January 4pm - 6pm Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, The Foyer, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, CV21 3BZ

Have your say

The consultation closed at 5pm on Friday 2 February 2024.  However, you can still download the consultation documents.

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