WARWICK District Council has formally adopted its local plan.
The document, which is now the council’s official policy on planning, will shape the future of the district until 2031 and see more than 17,000 homes built.
The council says its plan also looks at growing the local economy and while also seeing a surge in the number of residents, will also include new schools, roads and open spaces along with thousands of new jobs.
District council leader Andrew Mobbs said: “The fact that we are planning for the growth of our district is a strong and positive message and is testament to the success of this area in providing jobs and high standards of living. If we want to sustain this momentum for future generations we need to have a robust Local Plan in place, which is why I am delighted that after many years we have finally achieved this.
“Although many people have had reservations about aspects of the local plan, not to adopt it would have left Warwick District open to further speculative development and would not have delivered the jobs and homes that our communities desperately need.”