DETAILS of consultation over documents that set out planning policy in the district will be revealed next week.

The council currently has no up-to-date Local Plan and is using a draft version, meaning that developers have more chance of winning appeals against planning decisions.

Cotswold District Council will consider a report that sets out the timetable to launch a full Local Plan at its cabinet meeting on September 4.

The announcement follows a complaint from the council’s opposition leader Paul Hodgkinson that his questions onregarding the Local Plan had not been answered.

Cllr Hodgkinson said at the district council’s planning meeting this month: “‘Five residents and two parish councils have raised concerns with me over the time being taken to process planning applications.

“There are clearly a lot of issues – staff shortages, IT – but the most troubling is the disruption that planning appeals are having on the council.

“These appeals only happened because the council had no five year housing supply or an up to date Local Plan.When will this council get its act together and have one?”

Robin Hughes, chairman of CDC’s planning committee, said external constraints are affecting the timetable for public consultation.

He added that the report on the updated timetable was due to be considered at the CDC Cabinet meeting next month.