Why do we need a Neighbourhood Plan for Fairford?

We cannot change the past but we can, and must, plan for the future.

A Neighbourhood Plan is not just about future housing, but will also look at what needs to be done for employment and business growth, roads, drainage, schools, healthcare and other facilities for ALL the community, up until 2040.

The plan must be community driven, and represent the views and wishes of YOU, the residents of Fairford. Through this, YOU will be able to influence the future of Fairford.

This Neighbourhood Plan, when agreed, will have legal force, so the Planning authority (and Planning Inspectorate) will have to take notice of it.

Click here for what is involved in a Neighbourhood Plan. Funding is provided by grants.

Vision Statement

The purpose of Fairford's Neighbourhood Plan is to ensure that Fairford's continued development is sustainable, meets the needs and wishes of both existing and future residents and is in keeping with its character as a small historic Cotswold market town.

Progress Update

Following the results of the Fairford residents' questionnaire and meetings with local businesses, clubs, organisations and regional bodies, the FNP Steering Group has now identified professional consultants to assist in taking the Fairford Neighbourhood Plan forward to the next stage.

The consultants are working with the Steering Group to develop draft plan policies to be included in the FNP. These policies, which include recommendations regarding housing and infrastructure development, will then be made available for consultation and comment through the FNP website, as electronic and hard copy and through public presentations and open meetings.

The full results of the questionnaire will be shown in the final consultation document, if more information is wanted, please contact the FNP Steering Group.

There is also a BUSINESS Questionnaire which can be completed here.