Masterplan published for Coton Park East
A draft document outlining how the Coton Park East development site should be designed has been published for consultation.
The Supplementary Planning Document is a requirement of the Rugby Borough Local Plan 2011-31 and explains what factors developers will need to take into account before submitting a planning application for the 800 home and 7.5 Ha employment site, which is located to the north of the town adjacent to the M6.
The document lays out indicative locations for open space, access, play areas, schools, primary roads and other features, demonstrating the council’s requirement for the site to be considered as a whole allocation rather than separate development sites. It requires a developer to provide a comprehensive green infrastructure network, transport infrastructure both on and off site, and public transport and cycling and walking facilities.
The locations for features are indicative and the document provides criteria for the location of features if a developer were to propose an alternative masterplan.
Cllr Jill Simpson-Vince, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for Growth and Investment, said: “Having a Local Plan in place means that we can use documents such as this one to masterplan new communities, to make sure that existing and future residents of the borough will have the facilities they need to be strong and vibrant neighbourhoods.
“The Coton Park East supplementary planning document makes it very clear to developers our expectations for infrastructure such as roads, play areas and green spaces, along with design principles for both the housing and employment parts of the site.
Most importantly, it makes provision for both primary and secondary schools to help meet the need for new school places.”
Residents, businesses and other interested parties are invited to contribute their feedback to the council’s Planning Strategy team by 5pm on Friday 6 September 2019.
There is more information on the consultation at www.rugby.gov.uk/haveyoursay.