Northleach with Eastington Town Council has prepared a Neighbourhood Development Plan for the parish. The Plan sets out a vision for the future and planning policies which will be used to determine planning applications locally. This plan has been submitted to Cotswold District Council, and is subject to a six week consultation, prior to being considered by an independent examiner. The examiner will consider the plan and its supporting evidence, and review the representations made. Should the examiner find that the plan meets with the Basic Conditions, it will proceed to referendum. Should more than 50% of votes cast support the plan, it will be made.
The Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents are available to view on Cotswold District Council’s website:
All comments must be received by 17:00 on 17th October 2018. The comments form can be downloaded from the link above.
Commenting on the Plan, Steering Group Chair, Chris Hancock said “Developing a Neighbourhood Plan in a small but important rural parish in the middle of the AONB is a challenging task in seeking to balance the need for development with the preservation of the environment and built heritage. Four years of work have however produced an plan for consultation which we believe will deliver those things most needed – provision for increased parking and improvements to the town centre, the expansion and improvement of educational facilities, a “green ring” around the town and allocation of green space as well as a detailed Design Statement to assist in the future protection of our environment.”