Cotswold District Council Update to Local Plan – Have your Say

Cotswold District Council are updating the Local Plan and are urging residents to participate so that the changes reflect the views of those who live here.

Consultation runs from Friday 4 February to Sunday 20 March 2022.

Cllr Rachel Coxcoon, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Forward Planning at CDC said:

“We know that residents are frustrated that hundreds of new homes were built under the current Local Plan without basic sustainability measures such as solar panels, bike storage, high levels of insulation and excellent biodiversity credentials. The current Local Plan does not allow us to demand these features of developers, and government building regulations are also inadequate. This Local Plan update aims to give us the evidence base we need to demand much higher standards. Part of that evidence will come from the technical studies we have commissioned, but equally important is that we get the views of residents on what sustainability features are most important to them”.

Listen to Ms Coxcoon on Youtube for full information on the proposed changes by clicking on the link below

You can take part in the consultation by visiting

Alternatively, hard copies of the document are available to view at both Council Offices, Trinity Road, Cirencester and Moreton-in-Marsh as well as all District Libraries.

Or you can contact the Council’s customer services team on 01285 623000 or email them at

You can also talk to CDC about the proposals at a Drop In session:

2nd March, 2 pm – 6.30 pm – at Cotswold District Council Offices, Trinity Road, Cirencester, GL7 1PX

9th March, 2 pm – 6.30 pm – at Moreton-in-Marsh Area Centre, High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh, GL56 0AZ