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Neighbourhood Plan Update

The Plan has now progressed to the stage where we have a Pre-Submission Draft (ie, it is almost ready to be submitted to Tewkesbury Borough Council” for Strategic Environmental Assessment, and then public consultation.

However, due to the importance of the issues of flooding and road infrastructure/congestion, it has been agreed to do further work on these matters.  A brief is being drawn up for consultant reports.  It is hoped to progress this work quite quickly and to be able to include policies in the Plan to cover these matters.

February Update

“On 9th February Churchdown Parish Council played host to members of Neighbourhood Plan Steering Groups from around the South West at the Locality Network Event. The evening was well supported and enjoyed by about 30 participants who heard presentations from Lorraine Hart of Locality, Dr Gemma Jerome of Gloucestershire Wild Service and Rupert Crosbee of Sustrans. For the specialist reports of GWS and Sustrans, supporting the Neighbourhood Plan, please look under Documents tab.  The Steering Group are now working to finalise the Plan prior to submission to Tewkesbury Borough Council for Strategic Environmental Assessment.”

August 2015 – Update

Lots of progress has been made on the Neighbourhood Plan, with the Steering Group and individual Theme Groups meeting regularly to work out a Plan that is right for Churchdown and Innsworth. We’ve looked through all the consultation responses and done walkabouts in both parishes, to see what is good and what is not so good locally. We’re nearly at the point where the Plan policies can start to be drafted, and our aim is to have the Plan in place in about 12 months time.