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.

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Local Plan Consultation Begins in Cotswold District

Cotswold-District-map-504We have received the following press release from Cotswold District Council. The Local Plan 2011-2031 is an important document – it will set out local planning policies and determine which sites can be developed for housing or other uses over the 20-year period of the plan. Don’t miss this opportunity to have your say!

RELEASE DATE 13 JANUARY – A Local Plan consultation document detailing the Cotswold District’s development strategy, proposed site allocations and strategic policies is being made available for public comment from Friday 16 January to Friday 27 February 2015.

During this period, the public will be able to view the document online at  and hard copies will also be available at Cotswold District Council’s Trinity Road headquarters and Moreton Area Centre office, as well as public libraries across the District. Each Town and Parish Council will also have copies and the public can contact any of them if they wish to view the document.

Cotswold District Council is also hosting two drop-in sessions for residents to view proposals and discuss them with the Forward Planning team – Wednesday 28 January at the Council HQ, Trinity Road, Cirencester and Thursday 29 January at the Council’s Moreton Area Centre in Moreton-in-Marsh.  Both sessions will run from 2 pm to 6.30 pm.

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Planning Permission Granted for Land at Bassett Road

bassett road looking east2

A message from the Town Council Chair, Vicki Hewer, following the Planning Committee Meeting at Cotswold District Council today.

“Despite the best efforts of the Town Council, residents (35 letters of objection were received), CDC Councillor and GCC Councillor the application to build 40 houses on the Bassett Road site was approved by 11-1 with a couple of abstentions. At the moment it looks as though the entrance to the site will remain in Bassett Road and affordable houses remain at 50% though this may be able to be renegotiated at full planning application. Please remember that the prospective purchaser of the land could well make alterations to the existing layout of the site.”