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Down Ampney Neighbourhood Plan

Consultation on Down Ampney Neighbourhood Development Plan

Down Ampney Parish Council has prepared a Neighbourhood Development Plan, published below. The plan sets out a vision for the future of the town and planning policies which will be used to determine planning applications locally.

Hard copies are also available for inspection between 9:00 and 17:00 Monday to Friday at the Cotswold District Council offices at Trinity Road, Cirencester, GL7 1PX.

Copies are also available for inspection between 9:00 and 12:00 Monday to Sunday at the Down Ampney Village Shop, Down Ampney, GL7 5QR. 

If you would like to request a hard copy, please email the council on and a hard copy can be send out by post at cost: £5 for the Neighbourhood Development Plan, £15 for the plan and all the published supporting evidence. 

There are a number of ways to make your comments:

  • Complete this form and email it to:
  • Print the form and post it to: Neighbourhood Planning, Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester, GL7 1PX
  • We will accept other comments in writing (including electronic, such as email, provided that a name and address is supplied). We cannot accept anonymous comments

All comments must be received by 12:00 on Friday 6 October 2023.

All representations will be publicly available, and identifiable by name and (where applicable) organisation. Please note that your comments, name and address and, if applicable, organisation will be publicly available but your signature, email address and telephone number will be removed. Other personal information provided will be processed by Cotswold District Council in line with Data Protection legislation. To find out how we use your personal data, please view our privacy notice at: Representations may include a request to be notified of the local planning authority’s decision to make the plan under regulation 19.

Following the consultation, all representations received will be sent to an independent examiner, along with the plan and supporting evidence. The examiner will consider whether the submitted plan meets the Basic Conditions – the legal requirements that a plan must meet in order to proceed to referendum.

The examiner will prepare a report containing recommendations to be considered by Cotswold District Council. If, on the examiner’s advice, the council determines that the plan meets the 'basic conditions', it will go forward to referendum. If at the referendum more than 50% of people vote to support the plan, we will use it to help decide planning applications in Down Ampney Parish.

Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 16 draft