Fairford neighbourhood plan

Examination of Fairford Neighbourhood Plan

Fairford Town Council parish area was designated as a Neighbourhood Area in 20 November 2013. A pre-submission draft plan was consulted on in late 2016.

In February 2017, Fairford submitted their Regulation 16 Draft and accompanying documents. This was then subject to a six week consultation, which closed on 11th April. The plan and all comments received have been sent to the independent examiner, Mr Andrew Ashcroft, who is currently conducting his examination.

The examiner has determined that a hearing should be held, to consider specific points, outlined in the note below. 

The examiner's report will be published here in due course.

Hearing to be held on 14 September at 11am

The hearing will from 11am on 14 September. The details are:

  • Location: Farmor Room of Fairford Community Centre, GL7 4AF
  • Parking: there is no dedicated parking but there is on street parking immediately outside, and a car park at the top end of the High Street
  • Fairford NDP Hearing arrangements
  • Hearing questions

In accordance with paragraph 9 (3) of Schedule 4B to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended), active participation in the hearing is by invitation, as outlined in the arrangements document above. Other bodies or the public won't be able to participate directly at the hearing.

Three parties have submitted hearing statements, as invited by the examiner:

Clarification meeting 

Following a clarification meeting to consider points raised on the Sustainability Appraisal on 10 May, Fairford Town Council submitted a revised Sustainability Appraisal and Sites Assessment, below. The note of the meeting is also available below. These two documents were subject to consultation for a six week period until 5pm on Friday 21 July.  

The representations received are published below

The examiner  also prepared a further note, identifying points for clarification, which have now been responded to by both Fairford Town Council and Cotswold District Council.

The table below contains the submitted neighbourhood plan, and supporting evidence.

The representations made at Regulation 16 consultation are published below.

Fairford Neighbourhood Plan - representations


Cotswold District Council
Trinity Road