Blockley Parish lies on upland farm and woodland close to the northern extremity of Cotswold District. It forms part of the boundary between the headwaters of the Rivers Thames and Severn. Significant clay deposits lie between the attractive limestone hills; springs form the main source of the several steeply-falling streams which flow through Blockley, Aston Magna and Draycott villages. By contrast, Paxford village, also within the Parish, lies on more open, level ground drained by the Knee Brook, a tributary of the River Stour.
The human and visual characteristics of Blockley Parish are strongly influenced both by its relatively isolated location in the rural North Cotswolds and by the industrial history of Blockley village, its main centre of population. With a population of about 2000 (in the 2001 census) it is one of the largest parishes in England in terms of area, at about 12 sq miles (30 sq km). The entire Parish lies within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Please note that the date of the next Parish Council Meeting has been changed form Thursday 16th June to Tuesday 14th June.
The meeting will be held at 7:00pm in the Jubilee Hall, Blockley.
Blockley Parish Council have been informed of a planning application reference number 16/01925/OUT at Land Off Park Road, Blockley for outline planning consent, known locally as ‘Colonels Piece’.
The application is available to view and comments can be made by 16 JUNE 2016 at http://www.cotswold.gov.uk/planningregister/ or alternatively can be inspected at Customer Services, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Glos GL7 1PX. Comments can be made online or sent to the address below:
Planning and Development Manager
Trinity Road, Cirencester
Glos GL7 1PZ
Tel 01285 623000
The proposed application will be for outline with all matters reserved except access off Park Road. The indicative proposal shows around 38 new dwellings. Please quote the application number 16/01925/OUT in any correspondence.
Blockley Parish Council will continue to monitor the situation and seek to keep residents updated and informed via the noticeboards and the Parish website.
If you have any comments or queries, please contact the Parish Clerk:
Mrs Alexia Monroe
Clerk to Blockley Parish Council
Bourton on the Hill
We have been awarded £1,133 for which 4 Play rangers sessions have been booked from Play Gloucestershire.
4 half day Play Sessions at Churchill Close Play Area: 1:30 - 4:00pm Wednesdays 27th July, 3rd & 10th August and 26th October 2016.