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:


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

Public Transport Consultation November 2015

The county council is seeking views on how it prioritises the funding for public transport. As part of this consultation, options are presented for changes to some local bus services.

In addition to the evening events (details in the attached poster), there is also an online consultation to identify local public transport needs (access the consultation here).

If you plan to attend please contact Victoria Powell on so they have an idea of numbers but you can just go along if you wish.


Kind regards,
Cat Crompton
Clerk, Northleach with Eastington Town Council

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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