On 16th January 2018 Cotswold District Council resolved to grant planning permission
On 16th January 2018 Cotswold District Council resolved to grant planning permission for the Chesterton Cirencester development. Following the decision BDL has released the below statement:
“This is an important day for the project both in terms of the Local Plan inspector’s letter and the Council’s decision, both of which are welcome. Whilst both confirm the principle of development on the site, there are significant further measures that still need to be undertaken before a planning consent can be issued – not least, the signing of the S106 legal agreement which could take up to six months.
The application was submitted over 2 years ago, it has been subject to an unprecedented level of scrutiny from a multitude of technical consultees, members of the public, officers and elected councillors and was debated for over 13 hours in total at two separate dedicated meetings of the whole Council.
The Council’s decision today brings us a significant step closer to delivering a sensitively designed expansion of the town through a complementary, integrated new neighbourhood that helps deliver both new housing and new jobs in a hugely attractive and green environment and unlocks £100 million worth of investment in new infrastructure.
We remain committed to engaging with the local community and all relevant stakeholders over the coming months as we begin to consult on the Design Codes for the site and to deliver the very best scheme possible.”