Cotswold District Local Plan – Local Plan Partial Update

Dear Sir/Madam

Cotswold District Local Plan – Local Plan Partial Update: Regulation 18 ‘Issues and Options’ Consultation will be available for public comment from 4th February 2022

We are contacting all our town and parish councils to give you advance notice of our formal public consultation on the Partial Update to the Local Plan and hope you will share this consultation on your social media platforms such as Facebook, Nextdoor, Twitter or on your website

The consultation period will run from 4th February until 20th March 2022.

The Local Plan relates to the whole District and provides a strategy for delivering growth up to 2031. Although the Cotswold District Local Plan 2011-2031 was adopted in 2018, Local Plans must be periodically reviewed to keep them up to date.

Last year the Council agreed a programme of work to partially update the Local Plan to respond to the Council’s new Corporate Plan and recent changes to national planning policy and guidance. The first formal consultation stage in this process is known as the Regulation 18 ‘Issues and Options’ consultation.

For this consultation to be a success we kindly request and encourage you to advertise the consultation with your local communities and businesses. The Council has benefited from government grant funding to encourage innovation and new, more inclusive ways of consulting, especially with young people, who have typically been hard to reach in terms of local planning. This funding has allowed us to invest in a fantastic new consultation platform ‘Commonplace’ that makes it easy to share the consultation via social media and local community messaging apps.

We will notify you when the Commonplace consultation goes live. and website

Please note you can also scan the QR code using your phone’s camera.

If you have any queries please contact the Forward Planning Team at Cotswold District Council on Tel: 01285 623000 or email:

Copies of the consultation document will also be available to view at all the Libraries in the District, and at the District Council offices in Cirencester (Trinity Road, GL7 1PX) and Moreton-in-Marsh (Moreton Area Centre, High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh, GL56 0AZ).

We have also enclosed a copy of the A5 leaflet that will be going to every resident in the district for your information.The leaflets will be sent out week commencing 7th February.

We look forward to your support in helping us promote the consultation to make it as inclusive as it can be.

Town and Parish Council Forum meetings have been arranged for:

  • Wednesday, 2nd March 2022 from 6:30 to 8:00pm at the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Trinity Road, Cirencester, GL& 1PX; and
  • Wednesday, 9th March 2022 from 6:30 to 8:00pm at Moreton Area Centre, High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh, GL7 0A7

These forum meetings are for Town and Parish Council members and clerks only and they are not open to members of the public. We will be sending you an invite for these dates shortly.

Yours faithfully,

Cllr Rachel Coxcoon
Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Forward Planning