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Bourton-on-the-Water Parish Council


Committee Members

  • Cllr Bryan Sumner (Chair)
  • Cllr Jim Cowen
  • Cllr Bob Hadley
  • Cllr Lynda Hicks
  • Cllr Nigel Randall

This Committee has delegated powers to make decisions which bind the whole Council. It meets twice a month to consider and comment upon local planning applications, as an advisory consultee.  This means that CDC has elected to canvas the Council for its opinions but is not bound to act upon any comments made. Decisions regarding the granting or refusal of planning permissions are made by CDC, either by way of planning officer recommendations or within regular meetings of the Planning (Regulatory) Committee.

Click here to access CDC's Planning Register.


Click below to view the agenda for the next planning meeting, which will be displayed when available.


Minutes from the most recent planning meetings are available here. Minutes from previous committee meetings can be obtained on request. Equally, CDC's planning page on its web-site retains records for several years.

Co-Op supermarket expansion

The Co-Op purchased Salmonsbury House with a view to extending its retail trading space in Bourton and transferring the store to that site .  The Co-Op is currently reviewing its strategy for all the land it owns in Bourton (namely the existing store, the former car dealership building and the former Salmonsbury House site) and will publish details of these plans as soon as possible, once proposals have been agreed for all three pieces of land.

Details of the planning application are available on the Planning page on CDC's web-site under the reference 14/00654/FUL.  Please click this link to access the planning application documents.

CDC Local Plan

The new Plan will set out a development strategy for the district between 2011 and 2031, and will include the identification of a number of potential development sites which could be brought forward to help meet the government's requirement for a 5 year housing land supply.  This is a rolling requirement, and the Planning Authority must therefore be able to demonstrate this 5 year supply at any given time during the life of the Plan.

Until the Plan is in place, communities are even more vulnerable to developers who may use the lack of a current Plan to claim that this housing land supply cannot be fulfilled.  Hence, the timely publication of this document is extremely important in protecting communities against unnecessary or unwarranted development.

There will be consultations on draft documents and the Council will respond to all consultations as and when these are received, via the Planning Committee.

Local major developments at Station Rd and to the rear of Roman Way 

Both developments will contain a proportion of affordable housing and any residents interested in learning more about this type of housing are encouraged to contact the developers at an early stage (Linden Homes at Station Rd, and Bloor at Roman Way).

Manor Fields

The Council can announce that the land owner's appeal against the refusal of planning permission to extend the number of parking days to 60 was rejected by the Planning Inspector.  All residents who signed the petition to oppose the granting of additional days are warmly thanked for taking the time to sign up, as this undoubtedly carried some weight in the Inspector's deliberation.

The application to designate this area a Local Green Space has been put forward in the draft Local Plan which will shortly be put out to a further consultation, and will hopefully become part of the approved Plan which is likely to be adopted by CDC in 2016.

Click on the attachment below to view the Council's Appeal Submission:

Click on the attachment below to view the Terms of Reference for the Planning Committee: