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Planning

Committee Members

  • Cllr Bryan Sumner (Chair)
  • Cllr Lynda Hicks (Vice Chair)
  • Cllr Sharon Coventry
  • Cllr Amanda Davis
  • Cllr Nigel Randall
  • Cllr Len Wilkins

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.

Agendas

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

Minutes

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.

CDC Local Plan

The Cotswold District Local Plan 2011-2031 was adopted on 8th August 2018. Full details can be found here.

The Plan sets out a development strategy for the district between 2011 and 2031, and includes 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.

Retail Study

As part of preparation of the new Local Plan, the Parish Council was asked to provide information on the local retail provision. In order to gather residents’ comments as to existing and future shopping opportunities the Council carried out a Retail Study and encouraged all residents to respond. A summary of the results of this study can be viewed by clicking on the attachment below. The Council would like to offer grateful thanks to all those who took the time to respond.  It will be passed on to any organisation considering any form of retail development in Bourton in the future.

Neighbourhood & Community Plans

A community-led plan is a document which sets out a vision for your community’s future, based on sound local research carried out by the community itself. It highlights important local issues and projects which need to be tackled in the coming years. Glos. Rural Community Council (“GRCC”) is the lead provider of support for parish and community-led plans in Gloucestershire and provides neutral and independent advice and support.  Further information is available on GRCC’s web-site here.

The Council arranged for a member of GRCC to come along and host a meeting to discuss the different types of community-led plans that are available. Notes from the meeting are available to view by clicking on the relevant attachment below.

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

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