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Stow-on-the-Wold and the Swells Neighbourhood Plan

Stow-on-the-Wold Town Council has prepared a Neighbourhood Development Plan. The Plan sets out a vision for the future of the parish and planning policies which will be used to determine planning applications locally.

The plan has recently been considered by an independent examiner, who has concluded that, subject to the modifications set out in the report, the plan meets the requirements to allow it to proceed to referendum. Cotswold District Council has to formally consider the examiner’s report and decide whether the plan should proceed to referendum. This will happen soon.

Examination process

On 22 January 2024 the examiner issued a letter explaining procedural matters and raising questions of both Stow-on-the-Wold Town Council and Cotswold District Council, published below. Responses to this letter were submitted on 9 February 2024, and are published below.


The following representations have been made on the submitted plan, and will be considered by the examiner.

Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 16 draft

The following documents form the neighbourhood plan.


The consultation closed on Friday 5 January 2024.