Should The Cotswolds Be A National Park ?

CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England) is holding a public meeting to discuss the question “Should the Cotswolds be a national park” in Stow-on-the-Wold Town Hall on Friday 26 April, 7pm.

The Cotswold Conservation Board will make a presentation, which will be followed by a Q&A session.


More information:

Public Open Spaces Application To Be Considered By Planning Committee On 12 December

Re:  Full Application for Variation of condition 1 of reserved matters permission 12/03810/REM dated 23/01/2013 to provide detailed plans and sections of open space provision and to provide amended plans for hard surfacing and planting at Land Parcel At Upper Rissington …

The above application [17/04151/FUL] is due to be considered at Cotswold District Council’s Planning Committee meeting on Wednesday 12th December 2018 at 9:30am in the Council Chambers in Cirencester. This meeting is open to the public.

When planning applications are heard by the Planning Committee, there is an opportunity for applicants, members of the public and others to speak for and against the application – as described on Cotswold District Council’s website:

The Parish Council has been invited to speak at the meeting. The Chairman has called an extraordinary meeting on Monday 10 December 2018, 7:30pm in the Village Hall to consider and approve the Parish Council’s representation.


The Planning Officer’s report and recommendation on the application is available to view 5 working days before the date of the Committee at the Council’s offices or their website:

Documents Show Changes Between Consented Scheme & New Details For Public Open Space in Victory Fields

District Councillor Mark MacKenzie-Charrington writes:

On the 14th June I requested a set of overlay drawings that would show the variations to the developer’s proposals and the S106 consented landscaping scheme. These have now been provided and I’m delighted to be able to forward to you a set of marked-up, as opposed to overlay, drawings that show, I believe quite clearly, the variations along with a separate text summary, for your observations. These drawings show what I believe Linden Homes and Bovis Homes finally hope to deliver, being acceptable in planning terms as well as meeting the resident’s aspirations, thereby capable of being granted consent. …


We invite residents to feed back your genuine questions/ concerns – in a concise way please – to the Clerk – – who will then pass on the comments in a batch to Cotswold District Council for their consideration. Please do not send them to the planning authority direct.

It is important to note that the question about potentially contaminated ground is an entirely separate matter and is still very much under review by the developers, their experts, the CDC and their consultants. We will hear more on that in due course.