Proposed impact on Winchcombe’s AONB

The latest Tewkesbury Borough Plan Pre-submission Consultation is available for public consultation. 

There is a proposal to designate land for house building (WIN1) within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty adjacent to Winchcombe. Under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act (CROW Act) Section 85 places an explicit duty on the Local Authority to have regard to the purpose of conserving and enhancing the natural beauty of the AONB. This proposal could have a harmful impact on the AONB and could potentially lead to additional developments within the surrounding AONB.  If you would like to find out more and comment we suggest you visit the borough plan at: