A SHORTFALL in funding has forced Cotswold District Council to pump an extra £50,000 into it’s planning appeals fund.

At last week’s meeting of CDC’s Conservative-controlled cabinet, cabinet member for planning Cllr Sue Jepson (Con, Campden-Vale) said there were no more funds available to deal with planning appeals.

“It’s unfortunate that we’re having more and more appeals at the moment and that is causing the shortfall,” she said.