GCC Hwys Advises Rolling Road Closures – Various Roads Affecting Cherington

GCC Highways has advised the Parish Council of a schedule of rolling road closures across the District, affecting Cherington Parish. These are scheduled to start from 4 March and be completed by  31 October 2024.

Please view the Sealed Notice and Schedule below for details – these documents will open in a new window.

CDC Consultation on Local Plan – Deadline Extended – Have your Say!

Cotswold District Council has extended the deadline for public comment on the changes to the Local Plan that they are proposing. The consultation has been extended by two weeks and will now end on Sunday 7th April 2024.

Please read the letter from CDC below which includes information re the “Masterplan’ consultation as well.

re extension of timeframe for consultations

Cotswold District Council is updating parts of the Local Plan

Cotswold District Council is updating parts of the Local Plan. The Consultation on the changes runs from 1st February to 24 March 2024.

Cotswold District Council (CDC) is updating its adopted Local Plan to make it “Green to the Core”. The adopted Local Plan covers a period from 2011 to 2031. At the same time, the council is also considering development needs up to 2041 and options for how these may be delivered.

Councillor Juliet Layton, Cabinet Member for Planning and Regulatory Services at CDC writes:

“As the planning authority we are legally bound to plan development and the infrastructure to support it. If we don’t take control the development industry will do it for us, and this means far less say in the type and location of development and infrastructure. Taking part in this and future consultations means that residents get a say in where that development goes and what it should contain.

This current consultation is a Local Plan Regulation 18 consultation, which means it is an early-stage consultation. The next stage will present a draft plan that the council intends to submit to the government’s Planning Inspectorate for Public Examination. It builds on responses we received in 2022 to the ‘Issues and Options’ consultation and also responds to changes in national guidance and new studies and appraisals undertaken to inform the Local Plan Update.

This consultation has three important elements, including proposed locations for future growth. We need to deliver 7,400 new homes over the next 15 years. This sounds like a lot, but we have already granted permission for a good number of these homes, however, we estimate that land needs to be identified for a further 3,300 homes.

The consultation consists of:
• updated Local Plan policies;
• A vision, objectives and development strategy topic paper that starts the process of how the council addresses development needs to 2041;
• A Call for Sites that invites people to indicate available land that can deliver development needs up to 2041. This can include land for housing, employment, renewable energy, green spaces, nature, etc.
• An ‘initial ideas’ consultation document that starts the process for developing a Framework Masterplan for Cirencester Town Centre.

I must stress, however, that we are at the very beginning of the process, and nothing has yet been decided.

We would appreciate your support in helping to make this consultation a success by sharing the information in your local communities and businesses.

I urge all residents to take part in this important consultation and help to shape the future”.

If you have any queries, please contact the Forward Planning Team at Cotswold District Council on Tel: 01285 623000 or email: local.plan@cotswold.gov.uk


Cirencester Town Council’s Neighbourhood Plan – Consultation Open Now


Cirencester Town Council’s  Neighbourhood Plan is now open for 6 weeks of public consultation from 1 February to 17 March 2024

Cirencester Town Council’s Neighbourhood Plan is moving forward, with a planned six-week public consultation (known as Regulation 14), where they ask for your opinion on the proposed 38 policies, which address issues such as environment, heritage, community, access, movement, streets, spaces, town centre and local economy.

Visit https://cirencesternbdplan.commonplace.is/ to read about the proposed vision, aims and objectives and planning policies and to respond online to quick emoji response questions about each policy and section of the draft Plan. You’ll also have the option to provide comments and ask questions.  

You are also invited to come along to an event on Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd or Saturday 24th February, at the Winstone Learning Centre, Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester GL7 2BX where you can see an exhibition on the proposals and presentations on the Thursday and Friday by our Consultant, Feria Urbanism.

For background information on the process to date please visit the Neighbourhood Plan Website.

Cotswold District Council Review of Parking Needs – Have your Say!

Cotswold District Council is conducting a review of current parking needs across the District.

Cotswold residents are invited to give their views on current parking provision in the district in the consultation which runs from 15 January to 26 February 2024.

The current parking strategy was updated in 2016. However, since 2016 several factors have influenced transport and parking behaviours, such as the climate agenda, the Coronavirus pandemic, the cost-of-living crisis and the wider economy.  Your views are important and will help shape Cotswold District Council’s car parking strategy.

Spare a few minutes to make your views known – take part in the consultation here

Here’s How to Recycle your Christmas Trees!

If you were wondering how to recycle your Christmas Trees, once Christmas is over,  Cotswold District Council has that covered if you have a green garden waste licence! 

When the garden waste service resumes on Monday 8 January, the Council will pick up real Christmas trees for households with a garden waste licence on their first scheduled collection day following the break in service. Trees can be left whole at the kerbside.

If you don’t have a green garden waste licence:

To make it easier for all households to dispose of their trees, the Council is also partnering again with three local garden centres to provide convenient drop off points:

  • Dobbies Garden Centre, Cirencester, GL7 6EU
  • Batsford Garden Centre, Batsford, GL56 9QB
  • Hillier Garden Centre, Lechlade, GL7 3DP

Trees need to be dropped off by Thursday 18 January and will go on to be composted.

Alternatively, real Christmas trees and excess recycling can be taken to one of Gloucestershire County Council’s Household Recycling Centres (HRCs), including the Fosse Cross site near Cirencester. The HRCs are shut on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Residents wishing to visit a Household Recycling Centre must book in advance by visiting: https://www.gloucestershirerecycles.com/household-recycling-centres-hrcs/