Tetbury moves towards establishing a Neighbourhood Plan

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Tetbury moves towards establishing a Neighbourhood Plan

Tetbury Town Council, working with Tetbury Upton Parish Council, has submitted a joint proposal to Cotswold District Council to have their two parishes recognised as a ‘neighbourhood area’ – an important formal stage in setting up a Neighbourhood Plan.

Neighbourhood Planning is one of the powers introduced by the Localism Act and should give residents more influence over planning issues within their area. Although they must follow national and local strategic policies, Neighbourhood Plans can give communities more of a say about what goes where, and what it looks like.

The first stage in the process is to designate the area to be covered, after which the fact-finding and plan development really starts. Tetbury and Tetbury Upton’s proposal is subject to public consultation which will run from Thursday 30 May until Thursday 11 July. To comment, please go to the Cotswold District Council website.

Liz Farnham, Tetbury’s new Mayor and Chairman of the Tetbury and District Neighbourhood Planning Group said:

“The two councils are pleased to be working together on this important issue. The Neighbourhood Plan is the primary means by which the needs and wishes of residents of both Tetbury and Tetbury Upton, and its businesses, can influence future developments; it is vital if we are to have our say.”

Posted : 29/05/2013 20:49:34

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