News and information for local residents in the parish of Toddington, Gloucestershire
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On behalf of Toddington Parish Council, a Community Support Group has been set up for Toddington in response to the Corona Virus.
There are about 12 volunteers based in the parish who are linked to to support others during this time. If you need help, or know somone who is lonely or vulnerable, or if you'd just like more information, then please contact me via email@example.com.
I am following guidance from GCC and Tewkesbury BC and am able to access resources and contact details to support us during this time.
AGENDA & MINUTES
The Tewkesbury Borough Plan has been submitted to the government’s planning inspectorate for examination.
The plan, which feeds directly into the Joint Core Strategy, provides detailed and locally-specific planning policies on issues across Tewkesbury Borough such as housing, employment, retail, the urban and natural environment and transport. It also includes proposed sites for housing and employment development.
The independent examination will be conducted by the government’s planning inspectorate who will appoint an independent inspector in due course. The inspector will assess whether the plan has been prepared in accordance with legal and procedural requirements and if it meets the tests of soundness set out in the National Planning Policy Framework. The inspector will also consider the responses to the ‘pre-submission’ consultation which took place October and November 2019.
The submitted plan, and all supporting documents, can be viewed on the council’s website: https://www.tewkesbury.gov.uk/tewkesbury-borough-plan-examination-library
A meeting of the Parish Council was held on the 18th May by Zoom video conference.To read the draft minutes, please click HERE
Toddington is situated near the western slope of the Cotswold Hills surrounded by Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and landscapes of Special Value. It is located approx 20 km north-east of Cheltenham with a population of around 400 people. The history of the village goes right back to 1086. The Domesday Book makes reference to evidence of an early settlement in and around Toddington with a population of 130 people.
There are two main original parts to the village: "Church Lane" near the church and "New Town" at the crossing of the B4077 and B4632 roads. The village has developed over the years and covers a wider range of facilities, housing and farms and businesses. The village, has a large church, St. Andrew's which contains the marble tombs of local nobility, the Tracy family, who variously lived at Sudeley Castle, Hailes Abbey and Toddington Manor.
The area is mainly farming country looking out to glorious hills. Much of the area around Church Lane is designated a listed Historic Garden Area and the area to the north of the B4077 sits in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Beauty. The land to the south of the B4077 is designated a Special Landscape Area. Toddington Manor which lies between New Town and Church Lane, and was bought by the Turner Prize-winning artist Damien Hirst in 2005.
The present day village has many thriving societies and clubs, most of which meet in the award winning village hall. Details can be found on the village hall website in the local information.
The active Parish Council has five members, who are dedicated to maintaining the natural beauty of the Parish, having input on planning development, affordable housing, planning for emergencies and self-help, highway and traffic matters etc. We welcome comments and input from members of the parish at our regular parish meetings and are available at other times via the contact details.