Council confirms submission of draft Local Plan for independent examination

Release date: 18 July 2017

Cotswold District Council is issuing a formal notice to confirm that both the draft Local Plan and the draft Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) for the District were submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on 7 July 2017.

This paved the way for the appointment of a planning inspector to examine the draft Local Plan and the CIL.  It is anticipated that the hearings will take place during October and November, and could possibly spill over into early December if necessary.  Once the dates are confirmed, all details relating to the examination process will be advertised, made available online and also sent to all respondents.

The submitted draft Local Plan and supporting documents can be viewed on the Local Plan examination website: www.cotswold.gov.uk/lpexamination  

The submitted Draft CIL and supporting documents can be viewed on the CIL examination website: www.cotswold.gov.uk/cilexamination  

To assist with the Local Plan and CIL examination process, the Council has appointed an independent Programme Officer whose contact details are as follows:

Tracey Smith

Programme Officer for Cotswold District Local Plan 2011-2031 & CIL Examinations

Chairman’s Office

Cotswold District Council

Trinity Road

Cirencester

GL7 1PX

Email: tracey.smith@cotswold.gov.uk

Tracey will maintain an examination library – comprising core documents and examination documents - at the Programme Office and also online at the examination website.  Anyone wishing to view paper copies should contact the Programme Officer on 07989 582 577 and Tracey will be happy to assist. 

Electronic copies are available to view at CDCs offices in Cirencester (open Monday-Friday 9 am to 5 pm) and Moreton Area Centre (opening times available at www.cotswold.gov.uk/support/contact-us/) and also at libraries in Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Campden, Cirencester, Fairford, Moreton-in-Marsh, Stow-on-the-Wold, Tetbury, and Lechlade.  For library opening times call 0845 230 5420 or check online at www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/libraries.

ENDS

Cotswold District Council
Trinity Road
Cirencester
Gloucestershire
GL7 1PX