Cirencester Town Council, together with Cotswold District Council, is committed to preparing a Neighbourhood Development Plan.

In the early part of 2019 there will be a lot of community engagement to prepare ward profiles for each ward within the parish boundary of Cirencester. This will establish what the community assets are, planning constraints, population data and any current issues and concerns that residents and businesses have.

During this process we will identify the planning and non-planning issues and how each can be followed up and actioned; our aim is to complement the Local Plan by adding detail to Cirencester related policies and to establish policy on any issues which the Local Plan is silent on.

Once we are clear about what the Neighbourhood Plan (NDP) will deliver, a community-led Steering Group will be established with representation from Cirencester Town Council and Cotswold District Council, which will prepare, on behalf of the Town Council a draft NDP.

During community engagement on the ward profiling, we will seek expressions of interest for joining the Steering Group with information workshops and training being provided.  Anyone interested in joining the Steering Group can then apply by CV and covering letter. Whilst spaces will be limited, there will be plenty of opportunities to participate and engage with the process leading to the adoption of the NDP in 2021.

Throughout 2019 information on progress and key documents will be made available through the Cirencester Futures website.