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

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.

Continue reading Local Plan Consultation Begins in Cotswold District

Leader’s Update from Cotswold District Council, December 2014

Please find attached the end of year update from Cllr Lynden Stowe, the Leader of Cotswold District Council. It contains a lot of information about what has happened this year, including updates on affordable housing, recycling, employment and their plans for 2015.



You can find out more about some of the topics mentioned at the following links:

(Note: the link to the budget strategy survey in the Leader’s Update doesn’t work – you can go directly to the survey here

Update on the Public Consultation Meeting on 15th March

The public meeting on Saturday 15th March was well attended and people took the opportunity to comment on the site assessments that had been carried out by members of the Steering Group, Councillors and some residents on 14 areas across Town.

Cotswold District Council (CDC) had asked for feedback on four sites by the end of March. These key areas are – the Fortey House site, the field at Bassett Road, the field to the East of Nostle Road and the Ferrari garage site. These sites were identified by CDC at the beginning of the year as being the ones they want to focus on. At a Local Plan meeting in January, they issued Northleach and other town councils with a “toolkit” with which to assess these. The site assessments will be submitted to CDC this week.

The Steering Group had also decided it would be a good opportunity to assess an additional 10 sites which were previously identified as having potential for development. These are currently listed as “unsuitable” by CDC but the assessments will help to form part of the Northleach Neighbourhood Development Plan. These additional assessments will not be submitted to CDC but will be used for the NNDP in order to look at the whole Northleach picture.

In addition to commenting on the site assessments, people took the chance to comment generally on the plan and Northleach as a whole which is very helpful. We have collated the display information, site assessments and feedback comments and these are now available to view at the Westwoods Centre. You can continue to make comments on all of these assessments for the next few months and these will form part of the NDP.

Kind regards
Cat Crompton

Northleach with Eastington Town Council

Local Plan ‘drop-in’ events

Cotswold District Council is holding a consultation the emerging Local Plan’s proposed district-wide housing requirement. It sets out strategies for accommodating proposed development requirements , notably housing, up to 2031. It also covers issues such as access to services and facilities, transport and commuting issues, and matters related to the local economy. The public has until 5pm on Friday 19 July, 2013, to submit comments.

To help clarify the issues under review, the Council will be holding the following three ‘drop-in’ events for residents:

Friday 28 June St Lawrence’s Hall, Chesterton 2 pm – 7 pm
(Note: the main focus of this meeting will be the Chesterton strategic development site.)
Tuesday 2 July CDC Chamber, Trinity Road, Cirencester 2 pm – 7 pm and
Wednesday 3 July Moreton Area Centre, Moreton-in-Marsh 2 pm – 7 pm.

Residents are encouraged to come along to one of the events to join officers who will be on hand, with ward Members, to answer queries and hear people’s views. The consultation paper can be viewed and commented online at

If you need more information please contact