Cotswold District Council Calls for Employment and Commercial Sites

Landowners and developers in the Cotswold District Council area have just a few weeks left to ensure sites suitable for employment, shops or other commercial use are earmarked for the future, warns planning specialist James Edwards.

The council is looking at the way the area will develop up until 2031 and has requested details of any potential sites that can be used for commercial development. The deadline for submissions is November 30.

James Edwards, one of the planning team at Colliers International said: “The council is putting together its Local Development Framework Core Strategy. This is a vital part of planning for the area’s future.

“In the past the council has sought land for housing but now it needs to know where there are suitable sites for commercial use. This is an excellent opportunity for those with land or buildings to promote for employment or commercial uses. 

“A well-balanced area and economy needs employment provision and the services to go with it.  It is vitally important that interested parties come forward to promote their sites or buildings at this stage of the development process for the council to give them due consideration. Housing cannot be developed without sufficient provision of employment uses”.

Mr Edwards said the planning team at Colliers International’s offices in Bristol are helping a number of landowners prepare submissions, which must contain a suitable plan and any details of constraints on the land or property.