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Welcome to the Moreton-In-Marsh
Neighbourhood Plan

In light of CDC's revised Local Plan, and the proposed future development in Moreton, it is more important than ever that we have the opportunity to have our say in the future of the town we love. 

While we are opposed to mass over development (as proposed by the CDC) we acknowledge that some development to cater to the needs of local people is necessary. This plan is aimed at ensuring any future developments meet the high standards that residents demand and that they are accompanied by the relevant infrastructure. 


The working group are busy formulating policies and building a comprehensive plan document to submit to CDC.

With the help of a consultancy called 'Plan-Et' we are making sure those policies are backed up with material evidence gathered by YOU. 

OUR NEXT MEETING IS: 17th July 2024, when we hope to identify gaps in our evidence base look at how we go about collecting what is necessary from YOU, the residents of Moreton-In-Marsh.


If you have subscribed to our email list, then you will begin to receive regular updates on our progress and you will be asked to help us by answering short opinion polls. 


1) Further evidence gathering. 

The NDP working group will be asking specific questions of the community (via social media and direct email to subscribers), to provide more detailed and specific evidence for some policies.

2) Approval of the draft plan by Moreton-In-Marsh Town Council

The NDP working group will present the draft plan to the Town Council who will discuss and, hopefully, approve the policies we have formulated. 

3) Review and approval of the plan by Cotswold District Council

4) Review by an independent examiner

An independent official will scrutinise the policies we have created against the evidence we have collected in support of those policies, removing anything that does not have a firm evidence base.

5) Local Residents Referendum

The final document will be available to residents, and you will be asked to make known your support for the plan via a referendum.










































































What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

A Neighbourhood Plan is formed by the local residents. It sits alongside the Cotswold District Council Local Plan and is used to make planning decisions. It sets out the community's vision for the future and contains planning policies. The process of making a Neighbourhood Plan is led by a group of volunteer residents, and must go through full engagement and consultation with the whole community. Before it's adopted, it must be verified by an independent planning inspector, then finally voted for by residents through a referendum.

For details of who your Neighbourhood Plan Working Group are, go to the  'About Us' tab.

A Neighbourhood Plan

is an opportunity for the local community to say what it wants for its local area upto 2031.

It's a great way for residents to set a vision for the town, influence planning decisions, improve local facilities and help protect important community assets.

For example, it can be used to help retain green spaces and important buildings, detail the type of housing we need and the facilities we as a community want - plus a lot more.

See more in the section headed

"The Plan"

It's critical that all local residents have the opportunity to put forward their thoughts and ideas to create a collective and unified vision for Moreton-in-Marsh. 

Engagement through surveys and events will continue throughout 2021 to inform the development of the Neighbourhood Plan and we'd welcome your views.

To see all past and upcoming engagement activities please take a look at the items under the "Events" tab.

Alternatively, you can go the the "Contact" page and send us your ideas.

"Neighbourhood planning is a right for communities introduced through 

 the Localism Act 2011". 

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