The council last night revealed the most likely locations for new housing settlements in the area over the next 17 years.

They are in order or preference:

1) Gaydon and Lighthorne Heath – up to 2,500 homes (with another 500 later)2) Long Marston Airfield – 3,500 homes3) Southam and Stoneythorpe – 2,800 homes4) Dispersal of homes around the district5) South-east Stratford – 2,750 homes.

Last minute proposals to build 1,600 homes on Wellesbourne Airfield and 750 homes at Lower Clopton were not strong enough to be considered alongside those initial five plans.

However, owners of Wellesbourne Airfield, the Littler family, have made public their desire to sell the site for homes.

A final decision on which scheme should go forward will be made by a special full meeting of the council on 12th May.

For more information see today's Stratford Herald and for further reaction see next week's Midweek.

The Gaydon and Lighthorne Heath plan has emerged as the front-runner.

Related aritcles:

Plan to build upto 1,600 homes on Wellesbourne Airfield

Housing gold rush: late entrants throw their hats into the ring

Plans for 3,500 homes on Long Marston Airfield

Stratford District Council to look at new sites for major housing developments

Council to look again at new plan for Gaydon/Lighthorne Heath