The Neighbourhood Plan has a designated area; this is the town boundary of Cirencester covering each of the eight election ward boundaries of Abbey, Beeches, Chesterton, Four Acres, New Mills, St Michael’s, Stratton and Watermoor.
Welcome, and thank you for visiting this website, dedicated to the development of Cirencester’s neighbourhood plan. This is a community-led initiative, in conjunction with Cirencester Town Council and Cotswold District Council, so it’s vitally important that the views of people who care about our beautiful market town are heard, whether they live here, work here, study here, shop here, visit here, eat and drink here, keep fit here, relax here, or any combination of the above!
Cirencester has a very special ‘spirit of place’. It has been a significant Market Town for a long time, of course, notably in the Roman era, the Middle Ages and the Civil War. Its architectural heritage and its strategic position more than justify its proud status as the Capital of the Cotswolds. But it can’t just live on its past. Our neighbourhood plan will be about preserving the best of what the town already offers, but also adding in ambitious initiatives to keep it up-to-date and attractive for future generations, and we need your help to know what that means to you.
Please take every opportunity to have your say, via the online surveys or future engagement events. You can find more background about the objectives of the plan and how it will be developed here, and the easiest way to keep in touch is to sign up now for future email updates.
Cirencester Town Council undertakes a role of advocacy and leadership on behalf of the community and represents the community when responding to planning applications. The Town Council also has a role in representing the needs of the community with Cotswold District Council in respect of forward planning and Gloucestershire County Council in respect of highways and transport. Click Here to find out more…
As a community-led initiative, it’s important that as many people as possible are involved in jointly developing Cirencester’s neighbourhood plan over the next couple of years. This will be the section of the website where you’ll be able to read about engagement to date, including what people have said at past events and in response to community surveys etc.
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