Coventry City Council
Coventry is a city in central England and centre of our county. It’s known for the medieval Coventry Cathedral, which was left in ruins after a WWII bombing. A 20th-century replacement, with abstract stained glass and the wonderful Graham Sutherland tapestry stands beside it.
It is built on the River Sherbourne, which remains largely hidden by infrastructure, although it can be seen by the canal. Coventry has been a large settlement for centuries, although it wasn’t founded and given its city status until the Middle Ages, since then it has been one of the most important and largest cities of the country with Coventry motor companies contributing significantly to the British motor industry – the UK’s Motown!
Coventry’s green belt is under attack with large areas of such land threatened with housing, such as that at Keresley and Eastern Green. Quite why remains a mystery since the Council uses population growth figures for the city that are quite unrealistic.
A city indeed, but fingers of countryside such as the Coundon Wedge, not two miles from the centre, abound. And we do our best to retain such wonderful features of the city.
To view Coventry City Council’s current local plan please follow the link below:
To understand CPRE Warwickshire’s perspective on this plan, please click the page below.