Stratford-upon-Avon Area Transport Strategy Consultation

Closed 23 Mar 2017

Opened 9 Feb 2017

Feedback updated 22 Jan 2018

We asked

We asked for feedback on the proposals put forward in the draft Stratford-upon- Avon Transport Strategy that was jointly prepared by Warwickshire County Council and Stratford-upon-Avon District Council. The draft strategy contained a broad range of proposals designed to respond to the significant current and future challenges facing Stratford’s transport system such as congestion, air quality, pressure from housing and employment development and balancing the needs of local residents and visitors to Stratford.
The consultation ran for six weeks between 9 th February and the 23 rd March 2017.
In total, 910 responses to the consultation were received from a mix of individuals, organisations and interest groups.

You said

Responses to the strategy were mixed. More people agreed with the proposed strategy objectives than opposed to them. In addition, the proposals for; strategic road, rail and air links; pubic transport provision; walking and cycling; and managing the impact of ccoaches and long distance buses received more support than opposition.
The proposals for managing traffic and travel in and through Stratford-upon- Avon and managing the impact of HGVs received more opposition than support. The opposition to these theme areas was based on objections to specific measures that proposed the construction of relief roads to the east and west of Stratford-upon- Avon.
A significant number of responses stated that the Stratford to Honeybourne railway line should be reinstated or further feasibility work be carried out to establish the viability of the line and that this should be reflected in the strategy.

We did

The feedback has been reviewed and analysed and a Consultation Evaluation Report and revised draft Stratford-upon- Avon Area Transport Strategy have been published. These documents are available on the main page for this consultation. 
The revised strategy will be considered by Warwickshire County Council and Stratford-on-Avon District Council Cabinets and Councils in the first part of 2018.

Results updated 6 Apr 2018

6th April 2018

The Stratford Transport Strategy is scheduled to be considered by Stratford District Council on 24 April 2018. It will then be considered by Warwickshire County Council's Cabinet on 10 May and Council on 15 May 2018. 
The Draft Stratford Transport Strategy and Consultation Evaluation Report refer to the Evaluation of Additional Road Capacity study. This study was carried out in 2015 and 2016 to investigate the transport issues in Stratford-upon-Avon and evaluate the high level impacts of the provision of additional highway capacity. The study comprises a number of individual documents which can be found below.


15 December 2017

Following the public consultation that took place in February and March 2017, a revised draft Stratford-upon-Avon Area Transport Strategy has been published and can be found below.

The feedback to the consultation has been reviewed and analysed and a Consultation Evaluation Report has been published alongside the revised strategy.

The revised strategy will be considered by Warwickshire County Council and Stratford-on-Avon District Council Cabinets and Councils in 2018.




The County Council made a commitment to produce a new transport strategy for the Stratford-upon-Avon area at the third Stratford Traffic Summit (March 2015) hosted by Nadhim Zahawi MP.

The existing transport strategy for Stratford-upon-Avon and the wider District is contained within the Warwickshire Local Transport Plan 2011-26 (LTP). With traffic congestion increasing and pressure on the transport network growing there is a need to revisit the existing transport strategy to take a more progressive, long term view of what transport interventions are needed to support the town and wider District.

Why your views matter

The draft transport strategy

The draft Stratford-upon-Avon Area Transport Strategy sets out Warwickshire County Council and Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s shared transport strategy for Stratford-upon-Avon and the town’s immediate environs and key strategic links. The full draft document can be seen here. It identifies the general principles that need to underlie the development of the town’s transport network over the next 15 to 20 years.

The objectives of the strategy include reducing traffic in central areas, improving air quality, protecting the historic core of the town and improving the opportunities for travel by public transport, by cycle and on foot.

The strategy proposes six general themes, against which a number of specific approaches are outlined. The approaches are not a definitive list of schemes, but an overview of the direction that will be taken to achieve the objectives. Further work will need to be carried out to develop detailed scheme proposals and identify funding.

Work on some of the approaches is underway, for example the West of Shottery Relief Road that links the A46 at Wildmoor with the B439 Evesham Road has planning permission and will be delivered as part of development on land to the west of Shottery. A number of other approaches lie outside of the direct control of the District and County Councils, for example work on the strategic road network. In these cases the Councils will seek to work with the relevant partners and organisations to bring forward these improvements.

Have your say

The consultation on the draft transport strategy is now underway and will last until 23rd March 2017. You can have your say by completing the following survey.


  • District: Stratford-on-Avon District


  • Anyone from any background
  • Local residents
  • Businesses


  • Roads and travel
  • Transport and economy