Cotswold Conservatives

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Our response to Town & Parish Councils' letter re: Planning & the Scheme of Delegation

9 August 2021 Dear fellow Councillors Recently 59 Cotswold Town and Parish Councils (representing about 600 hundred councillors) voiced serious misgivings over the revised process of referring applications to the Planning Committee by signing a letter sent to Cotswold District...

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DEMAND FOR DOG WASTE BIN SERVICES IS “PICKING UP” CLAIM CDC TORIES

Opposition Conservative councillors at Cotswold District Council are urging the council to increase the number of dog waste bins at popular dog walking locations and local parks, whilst also increasing the frequency they are emptied. An unexpected consequence of Covid-19 has b...

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FURTHER CONCERNS OVER COTSWOLD DISTRICT COUNCIL’S £65.8 MILLION BORROWING TO INVEST STRATEGY.

Opposition Conservatives at Cotswold District Council have expressed further concern over the Lib Dem administration’s £65.8 million borrowing and investing strategy. At last week’s full council meeting, the Lib Dem administration lifted the threshold where spending needed to ...

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IR35 - A LABOUR PARTY TAX HANGOVER

IR35 was introduced in 2000 by Dawn Primillo and Gordon Brown, designed to stop unfair off-payroll tax avoidance; for example media presenters paying themselves a minimum salary of say £12,000 a year then drawing down dividends and paying 19% corporation tax on the hundreds of...

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Concern over lack of democratic process in planning

Several parish councils from across the Cotswolds have expressed concern about a new planning protocol which was implemented by Cotswold District Council in November 2020. Before the planning rules were changed, any resident or parish council could request (via their elected d...

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