Conservation Area Statement
Cricklade Town Council has a Conservation Area Statement which, whilst produced in 1999, is still applicable today. Formulation of specific proposals for the conservation area requires a clear assessment and definition of the area’s special interest and what it is about the character and appearance of the area which should be preserved or enhanced. This will form the basis for making proposals for the preservation and enhancement of the Conservation Area, and the reinforcement of local identity.
You can view the document in full: here.
Cricklade Flood Plan
Cricklade has drawn up its own Flood Plan which can be viewed: here.
We would welcome your comments on this and would like to hear from those of you who would like to join our small band of volunteer Flood Wardens. Orchestrating this and other contingency planning alongside the Town Council is Cricklade’s Community Emergency Volunteer (CEV) and we are also now looking for a Deputy CEV to help with this. If you are interested in being a Flood Warden or Deputy CEV, please contact the Town Council offices.
Dance Common Management
Dance Common is a prominent area of open space on the southern entrance to the town. The Dance Common Management Group was established early in 2013 by members of the community who shared an interest in this historic site.
Cricklade Town Council only have a responsibility to prevent acts detrimental to common land.
Long Close Management Plan
In 2011, the people of Cricklade became the owners of this wonderful piece of public open space close to the centre of the town. The area is registered as a scheduled monument because the Saxon ramparts run through it and due to this, it has remained untouched for many years. The Town Council have started to enhance the area, working in partnership with English Heritage and Natural England to reveal the historical background of the site.
A 5 year Management Plan has been produced and can be read here:
Long Close Management Plan
Following on from work done to produce a draft Town Plan in 2012, which has now been adopted by the Town Council, a group of Councillors and local volunteers are working on a Neighbourhood Plan for the parish of Cricklade. The Neighbourhood Plan when done and approved will be legally recognised by the Planning Authority and covers development and land use. The Plan will outline policies which will be used and cover items such as Housing, Traffic, Business and Look and Feel of the Town.
The Plan will go through an approval process, a formal inspection and be subject to a referendum within the Town before adoption.
More information about the Neighbourhood Plan can be found on their website: here
The Town Plan was prepared by a group of community members and town councillors. It was noted as an expression of community views by the Town Council in October 2012 and can be read here: Cricklade Town Plan