Down Ampney News

From Down Ampney Parish Council.

Grant aid has become difficult to achieve in recent years for obvious reasons. There now exists in Cirencester a new facility to down load relevant information from a central source concerning the various bodies where funding can be applied for. Down Ampney Parish Council has subscribed to join this facility at nominal cost. A number of councillors are to receive training in its use so that we may pursue grants wherever possible for our benefit.

A meeting has been held with the GCC Footpath's Officer whereby various problems concerning public access to land was discussed. The condition of two footpaths in DA were investigated and a course of action agreed.

Neighbourhood Plan and Village Facilities meeting on Friday 7th December 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended the village meeting on a cold and dismal night.

Barbara Pond of GRCC explained what a Neighbourhood Plan is and benefits of having a Down Ampney NP.

She explained that the Cotswold District Council Local Plan 2011 – 2031 was adopted in August this year. This identifies potential development sites in towns and villages in the CDC area. A NP cannot contradict the content of the CDC Local Plan. But it allows us some input on layout, design and construction, parking, green spaces, and protected trees. With a NP we have to be listened to.


With Christmas behind us may I, on behalf of the Parish Council, wish you all a healthy and happy new year.

Looking forward to 2019, we await details of how Broadway Farm will finally be built out, subject to confirmation on final reserved matters and 'minor' amendments.
We are pleased that CDC have accommodated Sanctuary in their consideration of these matters that will, we trust, work in our village's favour.

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