Coventry City Council has a statutory duty to prepare, monitor and review a Development Plan for Coventry. “Local Plan” was adopted by the Council on 6 December 2017. The original plan can be downloaded here. Supplementary Planning Documents were subsequently published, the latest on 6 January 2020. More information here.
At the Council Meeting on 25th February 2020, Conservative Party Councillor P Male moved the following motion:
“In light of the declared climate emergency, this Council resolves to review the Local Plan”
A video of the acrimonious debate which followed can be seen here.
In his opening remarks, Councillor Male said that the plan will see the wholesale destruction of a precious local resource.