Current Projects

More information on projects will be added to this page when it becomes available. Current projects include…

Cirencester Master Plan

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

More information on CIL can be found on the Community Infrastructure Levy page.

Neighbourhood Development Plans

Neighbourhood plans are community-led and the role of the local planning authority in neighbourhood planning is to provide advice or assistance to the Parish Council (or qualifying body) that is producing the Neighbourhood Plan.

The Forward Planning Team forms part of the Council’s Neighbourhood Planning Team, and provides the following on Neighbourhood Plans being developed within the District:

  • advice and comments on draft policies and proposals,
  • information from within the local plan evidence base, and
  • assessment or ‘screening’ as to whether a sustainable environmental assessment (SEA) is required.

For further information on Neighbourhood Planning please

Green Infrastructure

In October 2017 The Council received  the candidate status for the Building with Nature award for its Green Infrastructure (GI) , Open Space and Play Strategy.

We are currently updating the strategy, in particular the GI elements of it, in order to obtain the gold award. 

The Strategy guides the design and delivery of green infrastructure in the Cotswold District and in particular the 17 main settlements.

The key green infrastructure themes of this document are linked to what they contribute and how they can contribute to (in no particular order) Wildlife, Water Resources and Wellbeing.

Updating our Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

Updating our Local Development Scheme (LDS)

Local Plan Review

The National Planning Policy Framework requires the Council to update its Local Plan every five years.

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