Neighbourhood Development Plan

The Parish Council is preparing a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) for Bishop’s Cleeve, to help improve  infrastructure and community facilities.  This is needed to support the significant housing growth the village has seen in recent years.

As a first step, we want to find out how you want to see the community develop and grow.  To this end, we would love to hear your ‘Vision for Bishop’s Cleeve 2031’.  

To give us your thoughts, find out more and get involved, come to one of our drop-in events:


Bishop’sCleeve Jubilee Picnic  Saturday 4th une 12noon – 4pmat the Sports Field on Cheltenham Road, Bishop’s Cleeve.

Bishop’sCleeve Street Fair, Sunday 12th June 12noon – 4pm in the Parish Offices on Church Road.


Alternatively, you can contact us online.  Go to to let us know your priorities for the future of Bishop’s Cleeve.  The survey will be open until Sunday, 19 June 2022.


Neighbourhood Development Plan: Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Neighbourhood Development Plan?

An NDP is a statutory document to guide decisions on land use and development.  Landowners and developers will have to take the NDP into account when applying for planning permission.

Why do we want an NDP?

To establish a positive vision of how Bishop’s Cleeve will develop and grow.  Once the Plan is adopted, the Parish will receive 25% of the revenues from developers which are paid to Tewkesbury Borough Council under the Community Infrastructure Levy.  This funding will be used to help deliver your priorities for our Parish.

What topics can be covered by an NDP?

The NDP can include policies on any relevant aspect of land use and development in the Parish – we are asking for your ideas at the drop-in events in June and through our online survey.  The NDP cannot promote less development than is already allowed for in the Borough Plan or the Joint Core Strategy as agreed between Cheltenham, Gloucester and Tewkesbury Councils.

How is an NDP Prepared?

The Parish Council have set up a Neighbourhood Development Committee to oversee the project and want residents to get involved too. There are several stages for developing the NDP – a consultation period(which has begun), writing a draft of the Plan, followed by a further six week consultation period.  The Plan will then be submitted to Tewkesbury Borough Council with an additional six-week consultation followed by an independent examination and referendum.  If a majority who vote agree, the Plan will be adopted and become part of the statutory planning framework.