Cam Parish Council

Serving the people of Cam

Parish Office

Clerk: Mrs Jenny Walkley
Parish Council Office, 4 Noel
Lee Way, Cam, Gloucestershire
GL11 5PS

  • Cam Parish Councillors - 2021

    Cam Parish Councillors - 2021

Cam is a large village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, situated in the Cotswolds close to the town of Dursley, north of Bristol and south of Gloucester.

The first written record of Cam is in the Doomsday book 1086-90. The original spelling was "Camma", Celtic and pre-Christian in origin, possibly meaning river in the valley. It is thought to have been the oldest village in the district.

Its history is closely associated with the woollen industry, with several old mills still in existence. There has been considerable residential development from the middle of the twentieth century and Cam is now a thriving community with a population of approximately 8,500 people, represented by a Parish Council with 16 members.

The Cotswold Way runs less than a mile from the village and it is proud to be the home of Cam and Dursley station.

Cam Parish Council assists to provide your local services. Our website includes much information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

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Fastershire Roadworks information

Please see attached schedule for temporary rolling closures in the parishes of Cam, Coaley and Uley between the dates of 4th September 2021 and 9th January 2023.

This is to allow for the installation of superfast broadband.

If you require any further information regarding these restrictions please email streetworks@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Posted: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 09:47 by Jenny Walkley

Local Plan and Neighbourhood Plan - what's the difference and how do they impact Cam?

Local Plan and Neighbourhood Plan - what's the difference and how do they impact Cam?

STROUD DISTRICT LOCAL PLAN

Back in November 2015, Stroud District Council adopted a Local Plan for the District. This document sets out planning policies and proposals for new development and allocates land which is deemed suitable throughout the Stroud District.

Central Government increased the numbers of houses each district is required to build which meant Stroud District Council had to find more land to meet the new target. The revised plan maps out where homes and business will go, up to 2040. More »

The revised plan currently allocates 1080 new homes to Cam on 2 sites

- 900 at Draycott

- 180 on land behind Tesco.

This plan was approved by Stroud District Council at its Full Council meeting in April. Anyone in the Stroud District can make comments on this plan until 21st July. Following this consultation, the plan will be submitted for examination by an Independent Planning Inspector who will make the final decision on whether the sites put forward are deliverable.

CAM PARISH COUNCILS' NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Neighbourhood Planning was introduced under the Localism Act 2011 to give local communities more control in the planning of their neighbourhoods. It introduced new rights and powers to allow local communities to shape new development in their local area and what infrastructure should be provided.

This is Cams shared vision of what development should look like within the Parish. It will not stop development – but it will give developers a list of requirements to follow.

Cams Neighbourhood Plan involved much consultation with residents of Cam to ensure the plan was what the community wanted. This plan was voted through by residents of Cam only, at referendum in the May elections.

PLEASE NOTE – NEITHER OF THESE DOCUMENTS PREVENT DEVELOPERS FROM PUTTING IN A PLANNING APPLICATION OR SCOPING EXERCISE ON ANY OTHER LAND/FIELD ANYWHERE IN THE DISTRICT. THESE APPLICATIONS GO THROUGH THE NORMAL PLANNING PROCESS WHERE YOU CAN MAKE COMMENTS THROUGH THE STROUD DISTRICT COUNCIL PLANNING WEBSITE.

REASONS FOR REFUSING THESE TYPES OF APPLICATIONS MUST LINK TO POLICIES WITHIN THE LOCAL PLAN, NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN OR NATIONAL PLANNING POLICY FRAMEWORK. » Less

Posted: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 12:40 by Jenny Walkley

Neighbourhood Development Plan Adopted

Neighbourhood Development Plan Adopted

The Cam community has supported an important planning document which will give more control in the shaping of future developments in the parish.

The Neighbourhood Development Plan was supported by more than 85% of the voters in the recent council elections and has now been adopted.

The plan took five years to produce and is a collaboration between residents, Cam Parish Council and the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. It will give clarity on working with developers in the future to retain Cam's special character, such as steering the way houses will look and the type of materials used. More »

Councillor Mike Grimshaw, who is chairman of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, thanked everyone for their hard work in producing the NDP and all those who voted for it.

He said: "This is such an important document and it's heartening that 85.29% of the people who voted supported it. A tremendous amount of work has gone into the NDP but we now have a document in place which will help to shape Cam and which developers will have to work within."

The Neighbourhood Development Plan is available by following the link https://www.camparishcouncil.gov.uk/uploads/cam-ndp-rererendumv8-lowres-1.pdf

Photograph shows, from left, Steering Group members Terry Grocutt, Christina Carter, Keith Scott, Julie Sherman, Mike Grimshaw and John Grove. » Less

Posted: Tue, 01 Jun 2021 12:59 by Jo Lewis