Stroud District Local Plan Review

Stroud District Council is undertaking a review of its local plan following the consultation last year. An additional consultation on the emerging Draft Local Plan is running for eight weeks, until Wednesday 16th December.

This consultation has a very specific focus on some *additional housing options* and *possible sites*, which could be brought into the emerging Local Plan if required.

Following last winter’s Draft Local Plan consultation, the Government published a paper in August this year, which sets out some proposed changes to the way it calculates the minimum housing requirement for each local authority in the country. If these changes come into effect, it would mean a significant increase in the housing numbers for Stroud District to find through our Local Plan.

We would also like views on whether and how a *reserve housing supply* should be identified, in case any of the Local Plan’s site allocations were to fall short on delivering the numbers of homes expected.

Responses can be submitted by email or post, but the online questionnaire will really help to streamline and ease the process of collating, processing and analysing consultation responses, whilst the Planning Strategy Team is working remotely.


Hardwicke Parish Council will be submitting its response to the review and would welcome any views or comments that residents may wish to make. Please e mail

Draft Local Plan Public Consultation

Latest review 20th January 2020 (PDF)

The Stroud District Local Plan was adopted in November 2015 and sets out a planning strategy for distributing development within the District and policies for protecting and conserving the natural and built environment. The current Plan covers the period to 2031. It is important that the Local Plan is kept up-to-date and the current Local Plan commits the Council to undertake an early review.

The District Council started the process of reviewing the current Local Plan in 2017 with an Issues and Options consultation to cover the period to 2040. This was followed by a consultation on an Emerging Strategy in 2018. We have now reached Draft Local Plan stage and this consultation sets out the Council’s vision, strategy, sites and policies for meeting development needs over the next 20 years.

The public consultation will run for 9 weeks from 20 November 2019 to 22 January 2020.

We want people to engage fully in this process so that responses can be fed into the final stage of preparing a final Draft Local Plan for submission to the Government during 2020.

You will receive a complimentary copy of the Draft Local Plan in the post. The Draft Local Plan and supporting and background papers are also available to view and download at Hard copies of the documentation are also available at the following locations:

  • Town and parish council offices that open to the public: Berkeley, Cainscross, Cam, Chalford, Dursley, Minchinhampton, Nailsworth, Painswick, Rodborough, Stonehouse, Stroud, Upton St Leonards, Wotton-under-Edge
  • Public libraries at Berkeley, Brockworth, Dursley, Nailsworth, Minchinhampton, Miserden, Quedgeley, Stonehouse, Stroud, Wotton-under-Edge
  • Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill reception There are computers for public internet access here as well.

We are holding public exhibitions around the District during the consultation period. This will provide an opportunity to chat to officers working on the Local Plan review. Time and venue details can be found on the webpage

Further information on the Local Plan Review and the consultation is available to view via

To respond to the consultation, we would prefer you to complete the online survey available on the Local Plan Review webpage. Alternatively, you can email your response to or by post to Local Plan Review, The Planning Strategy Team, Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill, Westward Road, Stroud, GL5 4UB. Please respond by 22nd January 2020.

Planning Strategy Team
Stroud District Council