Next Parish Council Meeting The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held at 7.30pm on Monday 12th November 2018 in the Link Room at the Shurdington Social Centre. The last meeting held was on Monday 8th October 2018. Draft Minutes
Tewkesbury Borough Plan (Consultation) Now is the time to share your views on the future of planning and development in Tewkesbury Borough.
At a recent meeting of Tewkesbury Borough Council, the ‘Preferred Options’ Tewkesbury Borough Plan was given the green light to go out for consultation to give residents the opportunity to comment on plans for future development in the borough up to 2031. The consultation will run for just over six weeks, from Wednesday 10 October to 5pm on Monday 26 November 2018.
The Tewkesbury Borough Plan sits underneath the Joint Core Strategy - the over-arching strategic planning document for Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury which sets out how much growth needs to be accommodated in the three areas and the broad strategy for how that growth will be delivered.
The Tewkesbury Borough Plan, on the other hand, provides detailed and locally-specific planning policies on issues in Tewkesbury Borough that the Joint Core Strategy doesn’t cover, such as housing, employment, retail, the urban and natural environment and transport. It will also include smaller-scale sites allocated for housing and employment development.
The ‘Preferred Options’ Tewkesbury Borough Plan is the next step in the process of creating a final version of the plan. It builds on previous stages of the process (including the ‘Draft Policies’ and ‘Site Options’ consultation in February 2015) to refine the plan into a document that the council believes will promote sustainable development in the borough, identifying options that would provide around 700 new homes and 45 hectares of employment land.
Councillor Rob Bird, Leader of Tewkesbury Borough Council, said: "Our Borough Plan is so important, because it will enable us to meet the varied housing and employment needs that our different communities have told us about, in particular providing specific help for rural areas to thrive, whilst continuing to support more urban communities.
“We aim to assist the reasonable housing and development aspirations of both residents and businesses, whilst protecting communities and the environment against clear harm.
“Our draft Borough Plan provides detailed policies to drive quality housing, thriving communities, a prosperous economy, and sustain vital services and facilities - now we need to hear what you think."
Tewkesbury Borough Council is now seeking views on the ‘Preferred Options’ plan and would welcome comments and opinions on the policies and sites in the document. The consultation will run for just over six weeks, from Wednesday 10 October to 5pm on Monday 26 November 2018. All comments received by this deadline will be considered and will help to inform the preparation of the next version of the plan, which will ultimately need to be independently examined by a Government-appointed Inspector.
The plan is also available to view at the Public Services Centre on Gloucester Road in Tewkesbury, or at libraries and advice centres throughout Tewkesbury Borough.
Local Council Award Scheme
At the January meeting of Shurdington Parish Council, Ms Alison Robinson attended to award the parish council with a certificate for the Foundation level of the Local Council Award Scheme.
The Local Council Award Scheme exists to celebrate the successes of the very best local councils, and to provide a framework to support all local councils to meet their full potential. All local councils want to serve their local communities and make a real difference to the lives of the people that live there. This scheme offers councils the opportunity to show that they meet the standards set by the sector, assessed by their peers, and to put in place the conditions for continued improvement.
The Foundation Award demonstrates that a council meets requirements for operating lawfully and according to standard practice.
Highways England - A417 Missing Link At the 2018 Annual Assembly our guest speaker was Mr Michael Goddard from Highways England, whom gave a very interesting talk on the A417 Missing Link project. Mr Goddard's slides which accompanied his talk are available by clicking on the link: A417
Annual Assembly: 23rd April 2018 The 2018 Annual Assembly (meeting of the town) will once again be held in the Social Centre, Bishops Road , Shurdington. It will commence at 7pm to which all residents of Shurdington Parish are invited. Our guest speaker is Mr Michael Goddard, from the Highways Agency who will give a presentation on the A417 Missing Link project. DRAFT MINUTES
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