Cotswold District Council's failure to deliver up-to-date Local Plan criticised by peer in House of Lords

Cotswold District Council's lack of local plan criticised by peer in House of Lords

Cotswold District Council's lack of local plan criticised by peer in House of Lords

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AREAS of outstanding natural beauty within the Cotswolds are being put at risk due to the district council’s lack of a Local Plan, according to House of Lords peer.

Lord Paul Tyler, who lives in the Cotswolds, made the remarks during a recent debate on what the government can do to ensure a swift delivery of a Local Plan from authorities.

He said: “Ministers in the Lords are clearly very concerned that authorities like Cotswold District Council are putting Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty at risk by dragging its heels on developing a Local Plan.

“It ought to be a wake-up call to those authorities still lagging behind that the government now has to consider changing the law, to help communities in these neglected council areas.”

Cotswold District Council has been heavily criticised in recent months for its failure to produce an up-to-date Local Plan, allowing developers to push heavy development on rural communities.

After hearing Lord Tyler’s comments, Cllr Lynden Stowe, leader of CDC, told the Standard that the Lib Dem peer “should keep his nose out of the Cotswolds”.

The debate also heard that around 75 per cent of all local authorities had published a Local Plan and that 52 per cent had put the plan into action.

CDC said that its Local Plan is set to be completed two years ahead of schedule due to “compressing several of the stages required by law into a single comprehensive Local Plan”.

A spokesman said: “If the council had continued developing a Core Strategy, it would only have provided a framework for future house building and economic development.”

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7:23am Fri 14 Mar 14

Olly Cromwell says...

Lord Tyler is right and Council Leader Stowe is very rude
Lord Tyler is right and Council Leader Stowe is very rude Olly Cromwell
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8:29am Fri 14 Mar 14

Iansky says...

Too busy lining their own pockets at the expense of the community!
Too busy lining their own pockets at the expense of the community! Iansky
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11:56am Fri 14 Mar 14

Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum says...

Iansky wrote:
Too busy lining their own pockets at the expense of the community!
Is the correct answer.

When are these charlatans going to be brought to book?
[quote][p][bold]Iansky[/bold] wrote: Too busy lining their own pockets at the expense of the community![/p][/quote]Is the correct answer. When are these charlatans going to be brought to book? Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum
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