The Design Statement (below) is the product of the work of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. As and when a Neighbourhood Plan is adopted, it will form part of that plan. Meanwhile, it has been adopted by the Town Council and approved by Cotswold District Council. It complements CDC’s Design Code as prepared for its emerging Local Plan.
Please use it to help inform your understanding of our local heritage, listed buildings, conservation areas and our special place in the AONB. We hope you will find it a useful guide to ensuring a sympathetic approach to any alterations or development that might be undertaken, whether or not planning permission, listed building or conservation area consents are required.
Via a press release from Cotswold District Council on 24 June 2016.
The Cotswold District Local Plan 2011-2031: submission draft is now available for public consultation until midnight on Monday 8 August 2016. During the consultation period we would like people who believe there are issues with the draft Local Plan to comment online or fill in an official representation form.
To help the public during this consultation we are sending a newsletter to all households in the District which explains the criteria for testing the Draft Submission Plan and how the key policies were set up in line with national planning policy requirements.
The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group has responded to comments raised at the open day in March on the proposals being worked on for the Neighbourhood Plan. (You can find the site analysis report and background here.)
Here is the latest news letter about the Neighbourhood Plan, delivered to all households in February. It identifies several potential development sites to deliver the things that you, the community, told us you wanted in the survey of the parish and in earlier consultations (you can read a summary in our State of the Parish Report).
The Steering Group’s thinking has also been informed by the Site Analysis Report, a copy of which is available to download or view below. Also here is the first draft of the Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Plan. These documents are also available in hard copy for you to view at the exhibitions currently underway.
After the open day on 12 March, the displays will remain up for you to view at Westwoods until 19 March. We welcome your thoughts and comments.
on behalf of the Steering Committee
Press release from Cotswold District Council. Release date: 6 November 2015
As work continues on developing a Local Plan for Cotswold District, the Council is now consulting the public on the planning policies and standards which, when adopted, will set out the ground rules to be followed when considering applications for development. The proposed policies will cover a wide range of issues from housing and employment to design, infrastructure and the environment.
This public consultation marks another key step in preparing a new Local Plan. It follows on from the Development Strategy and Site Allocations consultation in January 2015, which included requests to comment on objectives for the Local Plan. This time around, the public is being asked to focus on whether the planning policies would deliver sustainable development which helps to meet the Local Plan’s objectives (.
The consultation period will run until midday on Monday 21 December.