Tewkesbury Borough Council is holding a public consultation on future land use in Woodmancote Parish.

The parish has submitted a draft of its neighbourhood plan to the borough council, as the Local Planning Authority, and the council is now asking residents to take a look at it and give their opinion.

A neighbourhood plan details the potential use and development of land, includes an overall vision for the local area and offers suggestions for improving the area by providing new facilities. The parish council worked closely with the Woodmancote community to produce the draft, and the public consultation – carried out in accordance with neighbourhood planning regulations – will give the public further opportunity to have their say.

The consultation runs from Friday 3 December 2021 to Sunday 30 January 2022. At the end of this period, the borough council will arrange for the draft plan, together with comments and feedback it receives from the public, to be assessed by an independent examiner. If the examiner finds the plan satisfactory, the council will then hold a public referendum.

Tewkesbury Borough Council’s lead member for built environment, Councillor Mel Gore, said: “It’s important that members of the public are given the opportunity to have their say on the future of the communities in which they live, and being consulted on neighbourhood plans allows them to do so. Anyone who wishes to get involved in determining the future development of Woodmancote is invited to view the plan and submit their comments by 30 January.”

To take a look at the plans and comment, visit: https://www.tewkesbury.gov.uk/neighbourhood-development-plans/neighbourhood-planning-in-tewkesbury

Comments can also be emailed to local.planconsultation@tewkesbury.gov.uk or posted to: Neighbourhood Planning Officer, Tewkesbury Borough Council, Public Services Centre, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury, GL20 5TT.

Category: Planning