Northleach Launches Formal Consultation for its Neighbourhood Plan

Northleach Town Council voted at its January meeting to go to formal consultation on its draft Neighbourhood Plan. The documents can be viewed or downloaded from

The draft plan will now be considered by the District and County Councils, and other statutory consultees. Members of the public in Northleach and the adjoining parishes are also invited to comment. The consultation period closes at 5pm on 12 March 2018, after which the Steering Group will propose any necessary amendments before the plan goes to a formal examination by an Inspector. If then approved, those in the parish will be asked to vote on it in a referendum.

Councillor Chris Hancock, Chair of the Steering Group responsible for its preparation said, “This is a seminal moment for the Town and the culmination of several years work with input from Steering Group members, the Town Council and many local residents all of whom have helped shape the plan and to whom I give my thanks.

“Put simply, our plan seeks to do the very best it can to give the town the things local people have said they want – additional parking to relieve the stress on the town centre and school, room for the school to expand and to enable nursery provision and the designation of land bordering the already built up areas as green space which will also help to create a green ring around the town. We have also created a supplementary Design Statement, setting out how the local character of the whole parish can be enhanced and preserved for the future. We hope that all the statutory consultees will give it their support and that our local residents will embrace it as a means of helping to shape the town in the best way we can in the years to come.”

To learn more about Northleach’s Neighbourhood Plan, visit:


Northleach Design Statement Is Published

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.

Cotswold District Local Plan: Final Consultation

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.

To view and comment on the Submission draft Local Plan please: Continue reading Cotswold District Local Plan: Final Consultation

Neighbourhood Plan: Site Analysis Report Published

Map of potential development sites (click to enlarge)

Here is the latest newsletter 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 the Westwoods Centre until 19 March. We welcome your thoughts and comments.

Chris Hancock,
On behalf of the Steering Committee

Public Consultation on Cotswold District Local Plan underway until 21 December

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.

Continue reading Public Consultation on Cotswold District Local Plan underway until 21 December