Local Plan 2011-2031
The Cotswold District Local Plan (2011-2031) Adopted on 3 August 2018.
An interactive version of the Local Plan (opens in new window) is available online and is for illustrative purposes only. Please note this interactive plan does not include other parts of the development plan such as ‘made’ Neighbourhood Plans in Cotswold District and Gloucestershire County Council’s minerals and waste plans (opens in new window).
The adopted local plan is available to download in PDF format below.
By chapter / section:
Front Cover Sheet and Contents Page
Policies Map and Key
6 Local Plan Strategy
7 Delivering the Strategy
7.1 South Cotswold - Principal Settlements
7.11 Mid Cotswold - Principal Settlements
7.17 North Cotswold - Principal Settlements
8 Housing to Meet Local Needs
9 Economy, including Retailing and Tourism
10 Built, Natural and Historic Environment
12 Other - Spatial Issues
Appendix A Local Green Space at Church Westcote
Appendix B Chesterton Vision and Objectives
Appendix C Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation
Appendix D Cotswold Design Code
Appendix E Established Employment Sites
Appendix F Parking Standards and Guidance
Appendix G Natural and Historic Environment Objectives
Appendix H Strategic Principles for Green Infrastructure in Gloucestershire
Appendix I Index of Policies v Local Plan Objectives
Appendix J Monitoring Indicators
Appendix K Glossary
Appendix L Replacement of 'Saved' Policies
(i) the main report, including a non-technical summary; and
(ii) an appendix setting out detailed amendments (Main Modifications) to the Submitted Local Plan.
Adoption Statement August 2018
Sustainability Appraisal Adoption Statement 2018
Sustainability Appraisal of the Local Plan (SA) 2018 - Addendum (Main Modifications)
Non-Technical Summary of SA including FC Jan 2017, AECOM
Sustainability Appraisal (SA) incl. Focussed Changes Jan 2017, AECOM
- SD005b Focussed changes SA Report_Appendix I Scoping information_120117
- SD005c Focussed Changes SA Report_Appendix II PoC appraisal_120117 - part 1
- SD005c Focussed Changes SA Report_Appendix II PoC appraisal_120117 - part 2
- SD005d Focussed Changes SA Report_Appendix III site appraisal criteria_120117
- SD005e Focussed Changes SA Report_Appendix IV Gypsy and Travellers_120117
In addition to Main Modifications, which were published for consultation in February 2018, the Council has produced Additional Modifications to the Local Plan. Additional Modifications are changes that have essentially been made to rectify grammatical and formatting errors; update information; and ensure consistency. None of these changes materially alter the content or policy meaning of the Local Plan.
Please note that the policies of the local plan are integrated and interrelated. This means that individual policies – relating to a particular area for example - do not cover all the issues that might relate to a particular development proposal. It is consequently very important to read the policies of the Local Plan together to ensure that a comprehensive appreciation is obtained of the constraints, opportunities and other policy requirements relating to an area or a particular form of development. The Council’s Development Management team can provide pre-application advice.