Urgent Action Required by Fairford residents

The Neighbourhood Development Plan team has reviewed the responses made to the consultation before Christmas and is now preparing a final version of the Plan. When this has been approved by the Town Council it will be submitted to the District Council for them to publish (for further consultation) prior to its independent examination, finalisation and local referendum.

The consultation responses included suggestions from a couple of developers for further housing sites (in addition to the development on Horcott Road already under appeal) with total capacity of over 400 houses. It is, therefore, vitally important that we have as much evidence as possible to show the appeal Inspector, Cotswold District Council and the independent Examiner the level of support for the Neighbourhood Plan’s more limited proposals, ensuring that the necessary infrastructure is in place for any further growth.

Please could you complete this comment form and return it by Friday 3rd February if possible to Fairford Town Council, Fairford Community Centre, High Street Fairford, GL7 4AF or by email.

The Pre-submission Fairford Neighbourhood Plan 2016 – 2031

The Pre-submission Fairford Neighbourhood Plan

Hard copies are available on request. Hard copies have been lodged at Fairford Library, Hilary Cottage Surgery and The Post Office.

Supporting Documentation:

What next?

Once the consultation exercise is complete, the Town Council will review the comments made and prepare a final version of the Plan. This will be submitted to the District Council to arrange for its independent examination, and eventual referendum.

Why do we need a Neighbourhood Plan for Fairford?

We cannot change the past but we can, and must, plan for the future.

A Neighbourhood Plan is not just about future housing, but will also look at what needs to be done for employment and business growth, roads, drainage, schools, healthcare and other facilities for ALL the community, up until 2040.

The plan must be community driven, and represent the views and wishes of YOU, the residents of Fairford. Through this, YOU will be able to influence the future of Fairford.

This Neighbourhood Plan, when agreed, will have legal force, so the Planning authority (and Planning Inspectorate) will have to take notice of it.

Click here for what is involved in a Neighbourhood Plan. Funding is provided by grants.