RECOMMENDATIONS made in Graham Garbutt's Cotswold Water Park report:

– GCC’s policies and procedures should be reviewed, taking into account the findings of the investigation. These procedures must be robust and any future challenges should be anticipated.

– GCC’s Audit Committee should monitor the progress and compliance with this process.

– Planning policies should be closely co-ordinated between local authorities involved in the Water Park, seeking to build a stronger framework of landscape design.

– Advice on rural development and regeneration should be taken from outside bodies.

– New governance arrangements should be carefully designed and balanced. A partnership board involving a range of different interested parties should be set up.

– Funding for the Cotswold Water Park Trust should be continued and reviewed after 12 months once the new arrangements are in place.