Neighbourhood Plan

Fairford Town Council has prepared a Neighbourhood Development Plan, published below. The Plan sets out a vision for the future of the town and planning policies which will be used to determine planning applications locally.

Hard copies are also available for inspection between 9:00 and 17:00 Monday to Friday at the Council offices on Trinity Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1PX.

Copies are also available for inspection at:

Fairford Community Centre
Monday – Friday  10:00 – 13:00

Fairford Library
Monday  9:30 – 17:00
Tuesday  Closed
Wednesday  9:30 – 17:00
Thursday  9:30 – 19:00
Friday  Closed
Saturday  9:30 – 13:00

If you would like to request a hard copy, please contact the Council and a hard copy can be sent out by post at cost: £5 for the Neighbourhood Development Plan, £15 for the Plan and all the published supporting evidence.

All comments must be received by 12:00 on Tuesday 13 December 2022.

There are a number of ways to make your comments:

  • Download and complete the following form and email it to:
  • Print and complete the form and post it to: Neighbourhood Planning, Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester, GL7 1PX.
  • We will accept other comments in writing (including electronic, such as email, provided that a name and address is supplied). We cannot accept anonymous comments. Email or write to: Neighbourhood Planning, Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester, GL7 1PX.

All representations will be publicly available, and identifiable by name and (where applicable) organisation. Please note that your comments, name and address and, if applicable, organisation will be publicly available but your signature, email address and telephone number will be removed. Other personal information provided will be processed by Cotswold District Council in line with Data Protection legislation. To find out how we use your personal data, please view our privacy notice at: Representations may include a request to be notified of the local planning authority’s decision to make the plan under regulation 19.

Following the consultation, all representations received will be sent to an independent examiner, along with the Plan and supporting evidence. The examiner will consider whether the submitted Plan meets the Basic Conditions – the legal requirements that a plan must meet in order to proceed to referendum.

The examiner will prepare a report containing recommendations to be considered by Cotswold District Council. If, on the examiner’s advice, the council determines that the plan meets the ‘basic conditions’, it will go forward to referendum. If at the referendum more than 50% of people vote to support the plan, we will use it to help decide planning applications in Fairford Parish.


regulation 16 consultation 2022 documentation 

FNP Main Body (v1.2.0)


Consultation Statement (v2.1.1)

FNP Site Assessment Report Final 260219

Fairford NP Sustainability Appraisal incorp Strategic Environmental Assessment

Landscape and Local Green Space study Feb 2022

Fairford NP HRA_April 2022

consultation statement evidence


FNP Consultation Statement appendix 2017

Resident Reg 14 responses

Statutory Consultees Reg 14 responses

Changelog (1.0.9)

Changelog (1.1.0)


Evidence Base – FNP4 Supporting Evidence (v1.2)

Evidence Base NDHA

Evidence Base – Fairford Neighbourhood Plan 2016 – Examiner’s report

Evidence – Fairford Character & Design Assessment Sept 2022

Evidence Base – August 2020 Newsletter

Evidence Base – Coln House HERITAGE_STATEMENT__OCT_2020_-1535011

Evidence Base – Coln House Playing fields archaeology advice

Evidence Base – Helix Transport appraisal report January 2016

Evidence Base – Natural England SSSI designation of Cotswold Water Parks

Evidence Base – Place Studio Town Centre workshop report Dec 2015

Evidence Base Project WILD maps

Evidence Base WILD Project Fairford Parish River Management Plan

Evidence Base WRA Hydrology Study Final Report 06.11.18

Fairford Flyer Extra No 11 June 2020

Fairford Flyer Extra No 12 July 2020   

Atkins GCC Groundwater Intermediate Assessment for South Cotswold District [Report]. – April 2015.

Committee on Climate Change UK Housing – Fit for the future? [Report]. – 2019.

 Cotswold District Council’s Historic Environment Strategy – Sustaining and Enhancing the Historic Environment of Cotswold District [Report]. – April 2016.

The Cotswold District Local Plan, 2011-2031 [Report]. – 2018.

Dearden British Geological Survey (BGS) Suitability of the subsurface for infiltration SuDS in Great Britain [Report]. – 2011.

DEFRA National Standards for SuDS [Report]. – 2015.

DEFRA The National Pollinator Strategy: for bees and other pollinators in England [Report]. – November 2014.

Environment Agency Environment Agency Fairford Flood Alleviation Scheme (2008-2013) [Report]. – 2013?.

Environment Agency Fairford, Whelford, Kempsford & Lechlade Floods Review [Report]. – 2008.

Environment Agency Sustainable urban drainage system (SUDS) techniques: hydraulic, structural and water quality issues [Report]. – 2005.

Final Community Plan 22 July 2014 for adoption  [Report]. – 2014.

FTC Fairford Health Check [Report]. – 2005.

Fairford HorizonFinal May 2011 [Report]. – 2011.

GCC GCC Surface Water Management Plan (SWMP) [Report]. – March 2015.

Gloucestershire County Council Population Profile [Report]. – 2019.

Gloucestershire SUDS Design and Maintenance Guide (SDMG) [Report]. – Dec 2015.

Local Flood Risk Management Strategy [Report]. – Summer 2014.

GRCC Report on Current Housing Stock Sept 2015 rev 27.10.15   – September 2015.

Habinteg Housing Association Habiteg Housing Association report on Accessible Housing Standards [Report]. – 2015.

Halcrow Strategic Flood Risk Assessment – Level 1 [Report]. – 2008.

HMG The Road to Zero [Report]. – 2018.

Hyder Review and Response to the Summer 2007 Floods in Cotswold District, Second Phase Report [Report]. – July 2008.

JBA CDC’s Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Report [Report]. – 2014.

JBA Water Cycle Study carried out for the Cotswold District [Report]. – 2015.

NBS The SuDS Manual [Report]. – 2015.

OSCI ONS House Price Statistics for Small Areas Oct16-Sep17 and ONS Earning Data 2015/16 [Report]. – 2017.

Evidence base – Fairford Drainage Strategy v2FR 260218 (003) [Report]. – 2019.

Thames Water Fairford Drainage Strategy Stage 1 [Report]. – 2015.

Thames Water Fairford Drainage Strategy V3 [Report]. – 2018.

UK Government Sub Regional Fuel Poverty [Report]. – 2019.

VCH Domesday Book [Report]. – 1086.

White Associates Landscape Character Assessments Outside AONB [Report]. – June 2000.




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