Consultation on Local Plan Main Modifications is underway
Release date: 27 February 2018
The Cotswold District Local Plan was examined in public towards the end of 2017. The District Council is now consulting the public on ‘Main Modifications’ to the Plan for a six week period which began on 19 February 2018.
The Modifications are considered necessary to ensure that the Local Plan is a ‘sound’ and legally-compliant document. They propose changes to the wording of certain policies and supporting text, as well as adjustments to the policies map and some of the insets.
Cabinet Member for Forward Planning Cllr Nicholas Parsons explains:
“The consultation invites the public to submit representations solely on these Modifications and not on any other parts of the Plan, which have been independently and exhaustively examined over the past seven months or so.”
The public can download copies of the Modifications, associated papers and representation forms - as well as make representations online - on the District Council website www.cotswold.gov.uk. Documents can be also inspected at CDC’s offices in Cirencester and Moreton-in-Marsh, or at libraries across Cotswold District. Registering online is the easiest way of making representation(s) to a specific Main Modification. If you would like to do this please register and submit your comments at: http://consult.cotswold.gov.uk
Representations must be made on a standard form and should focus on whether the Modifications meet ‘tests of soundness’ which will be explained in the consultation document. Representations must be submitted to CDC by no later than 5 pm on Wednesday 4 April 2018.
A public notice is available on the consultation portal.