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Search for potential housing land in Cotswolds

Cotswold residents are being asked to identify potential housing land in the District.

Cotswold District Council will be carrying out an assessment of possible sites during the first half of 2008, as required by Government planning policy.

The study will help the Council show that there is sufficient land to meet the community’s housing needs in the preparation of Cotswold District Core Strategy and associated planning documents.

These documents will eventually replace the current Local Plan and guide future development in the District to 2026.

Senior Planner Nicola Melville said:

The Cotswold Voluntary Wardens celebrate 40th Anniversary

They have been working to conserve and enhance the Cotswolds since 1968 and are celebrating their 40th Anniversary this year. The Cotswold Voluntary Wardens are the voluntary arm of the organisation that exists to conserve and enhance the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the Cotswolds Conservation Board. Wardens carry out valuable conservation projects in the AONB and help to promote the area by encouraging the public to enjoy it.

Cotswold defers Kemble enforcement notice

The operators of Kemble airfield have been given more time by Cotswold District Council to ensure general flying activities are regulated.

The Council’s Planning (Regulatory) Committee today (January 9) agreed to defer re-issuing an enforcement notice against unauthorised flying activities at the site.

The operators have been given three months to submit evidence for a Certificate of Lawful Use or Existing Development (CLUED) or a planning application.

The Committee’s decision comes after a planning inquiry into the case was closed by the Planning Inspector in November after the Counc

Clean up your act, urge waste watchers

Claire Blizzard (left) and Caroline Ballinger with the rubbish dumped
Photo: Cotswold District Council Environmental Wardens Claire Blizzard (left) and Caroline Ballinger with the rubbish dumped between Baunton and Calmsden

Litter louts are being urged to clean up th

Council seeks local views on dog controls

Dogs could be subject to stronger controls in the Cotswolds later this year following the outcome of the current public consultation by the District Council.

The Council is considering adopting new powers under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act (2005), which allow local authorities to introduce Dog Control Orders.

A recycled Christmas cardboard mountain

Keen environmentalists in the Cotswolds have been recycling unprecedented amounts of card and cardboard over the Christmas period.

There are now eight large cardboard recycling containers sited across the Cotswold District and one of them – at Kingsmeadow Tesco, Cirencester – was full up within just two hours of being emptied last Friday (28th December).

“We have been overwhelmed by the success of our cardboard recycling during 2007,” said Ralph Young, Cotswold District Council’s Director of Environmental Services.

“During the year, we increased the number of cardboard banks from two

From the Cotswolds to Alaska for the Iditarod Trail Invitational Race

Christian Cullinane is going to cycle 350 miles non stop across Alaska to raise money for Winston's Wish charity

The Iditarod Trail Invitational Race is an extreme competition which sees individuals cycle, walk or ski 1100 miles or 350 miles non stop across Alaska. The race is billed as the World's Longest Human Powered Winter Race and is so tough that it is strictly by invitation only with a 50 racer limit. Experienced winter athletes may take part but many of the competitors will not reach the end.

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