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Stow-on-the-Wold and the Swells Neighbourhood Plan

Consultation on the Stow-on-the-Wold and the Swells Neighbourhood Development Plan

Stow-on-the-Wold Town Council has prepared a Neighbourhood Development Plan, published below. The plan sets out a vision for the future of the parishes of Stow-on-the-Wold and Swell 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 on Trinity Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1PX.

Copies are also available for inspection at the Stow-on-the-Wold Town Council Office. The town council office is normally open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm, and at other times by appointment. Please give the office a call on 01451 832585 or email to arrange an appointment.

All comments must be received by 12:00 on Friday 5 January 2024.

There are a number of ways to make your comments:

  • Download and complete this form (a Word document) and email it to us or 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 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 the parishes of Stow-on-the-Wold and Swell.

Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 16 draft