Local Plan 2011-2031

The Cotswold District Local Plan (2011-2031) Adopted on 3 August 2018. 

An interactive version of the Local Plan (opens in new window) is available online and is for illustrative purposes only. Please note this interactive plan does not include other parts of the development plan such as ‘made’ Neighbourhood Plans in Cotswold District and Gloucestershire County Council’s minerals and waste plans  (opens in new window).

The adopted local plan is available to download in PDF format below.

Cotswold District Local Plan (2011-2031) – Full document

By chapter / section:
Front Cover Sheet and Contents Page
Policies Map and Key 
1 Introduction 
2 Portrait 
3 Issues 
4 Vision 
5 Objectives
6 Local Plan Strategy 
7 Delivering the Strategy
7.1 South Cotswold - Principal Settlements 
7.11 Mid Cotswold - Principal Settlements 
7.17 North Cotswold - Principal Settlements 
8 Housing to Meet Local Needs 
9 Economy, including Retailing and Tourism
10 Built, Natural and Historic Environment 
11 Infrastructure 
12 Other - Spatial Issues 
Appendix A Local Green Space at Church Westcote
Appendix B Chesterton Vision and Objectives 
Appendix C Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation 
Appendix D Cotswold Design Code 
Appendix E Established Employment Sites 
Appendix F Parking Standards and Guidance 
Appendix G Natural and Historic Environment Objectives 
Appendix H Strategic Principles for Green Infrastructure in Gloucestershire 
Appendix I Index of Policies v Local Plan Objectives 
Appendix J Monitoring Indicators 
Appendix K Glossary 
Appendix L Replacement of 'Saved' Policies 

Inspector's Report: 
(i) the main report, including a non-technical summary; and 
(ii) an appendix setting out detailed amendments (Main Modifications) to the Submitted Local Plan.

Adoption Documentation:
Adoption Statement August 2018
Sustainability Appraisal Adoption Statement 2018
Sustainability Appraisal of the Local Plan (SA) 2018 - Addendum (Main Modifications)

Non-Technical Summary of SA including FC Jan 2017, AECOM

Sustainability Appraisal (SA) incl. Focussed Changes Jan 2017, AECOM  

In addition to Main Modifications, which were published for consultation in February 2018, the Council has produced Additional Modifications to the Local Plan.  Additional Modifications are changes that have essentially been made to rectify grammatical and formatting errors; update information; and ensure consistency.  None of these changes materially alter the content or policy meaning of the Local Plan.

Please note that the policies of the local plan are integrated and interrelated. This means that individual policies – relating to a particular area for example - do not cover all the issues that might relate to a particular development proposal. It is consequently very important to read the policies of the Local Plan together to ensure that a comprehensive appreciation is obtained of the constraints, opportunities and other policy requirements relating to an area or a particular form of development.  The Council’s Development Management team can provide pre-application advice.

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