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Cotswold Water Park

Cotswold Water Park was formed by the extraction of sand and gravel over fifty years. As pits came to the end of their working lives, pumps were turned off and the pits gradually filled with water to form inland lakes.

A registered charity, Cotswold Water Park Trust, campaigns to protect wildlife and promote understanding through a programme of education, projects, talks, workshops and public events.

The Local Plan and supplementary planning guidance have details about the types of development that might be appropriate in the Cotswold Water Park. 

Strategic Review and Implementation Plan

In 2008 the Cotswold Water Park Joint Committee approved the Cotswold Water Park Strategic Review and Implementation Plan, which had been prepared by consultants, Scott Wilson, in consultation with the local community and other stakeholders. It helps guide the future of the Cotswold Water Park. A review of the plan was agreed in December 2010 and proposed some minor amendments.