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The council carries out consultation to shape our policies and services, and ensure they meet the needs of our residents. Everyone should have the opportunity to have their say on issues that affect them.

Draft housing strategy consultation

The draft Housing Strategy 2020 to 2024 aims to support our aims to meet housing challenges. The consultation closes on 20 October 2020.

You can take part by commenting on the draft strategy.

View and comment on draft housing strategy

Council Tax Support Scheme consultation

We are consulting on the proposed changes to our Council Tax Support Scheme. The consultation will be open until midnight Sunday 18 October 2020.

Removal of public payphones

British Telecom has consulted with us on the removal of 12 payphones in the district. We carried out an initial consultation and considered the representations received.

We have prepared and sent the First Notification (a draft decision) to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport stating whether we agree with BT's decision to remove a phone box.

There is now a further consultation prior to a Final Notification being issued to BT. Any comments on the First Notification must be received by Thursday 24 September 2020.

You can comment by:

  • emailing localplans@fdean.gov.uk
  • posting to Local Plans, Forest of Dean Council, High Street, Coleford, Glos, GL16 8HG