'Looking to the future ..'
Temple Guiting Parish Council is developing a document which provides useful background information for making decisions regarding Precept and budget setting. Called 'Looking to the future', the most recent version will be available here.
'A fresh approach to quarrying ..'
With five quarries in or close to the Parish, Temple Guiting residents are acutely aware of the extent of quarrying activity in the parish. To address local concerns, Temple Guiting Parish Council has written an outline for a different approach to quarrying in the Cotswold AONB. The document has been discussed with Gloucestershire County Council Planning Officers. One of the key suggestions is to create a forum where quarry representatives, local residents, environmental organisations and others can discuss quarrying issues from a holistic viewpoint rather than quarry by quarry. A copy of the current version is available here.
Planning in general
Temple Guiting Parish Council cannot grant or refuse planning permission but it can offer its opinion, usually in the form of a comment, on the online planning applications register provided by Cotswold District Council. All comments are visible to the public and are considered by the planning authority, which makes planning decisions and defines planning policy.
The Temple Guiting Parish Council Planning Committee is comprised of all members of the Parish Council, and Planning Committee meetings report into the next Parish Council meeting after the Planning Committee meets. Planning Committee meetings are called when a quorum (three) of the Parish Council believes there is a need for a Planning Meeting. This is most likely to be due to the deadline for comments to be submitted to CDC falling significantly before the next Parish Council Meeting.
The Council has responded strongly to a number of quarrying applications where appropriate and to the draft Minerals Local Plan for Gloucestershire. Responses to individual planning applicaitons can be seen on the relevant council planning portals. Our response to the Minerals Local Plan is available here.