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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.

Local Plan Preferred Option consultation

A range of issues and options were identified and consulted on, in 2019. We have taken into account the feedback and developed a preferred option. We are now inviting comments on the preferred option before 29th January 2021 (due to the recent Coronavirus restrictions the original consultation period has been extended). 

View and comment on Preferred Option

Chepstow Transport Study

Arup are hosting a six week consultation to feedback on the Chepstow Transport Study (Weltag/Webtag stage 2). It's being run on behalf of Monmouthshire County Council and their partners (including the Forest of Dean District Council). This is a cross-border transport study, focusing on Chepstow and its transport connections with surrounding areas.  The purpose of the current stage 2 of study is to examine a shortlist of options, helping to select a preferred option.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic this will be a virtual consultation. 

Feedback on Chepstow Transport Study

The consultation closes at 5pm on Sunday 13 December.

A live webchat function will also be operating at the following times to connect you with a project team member:

  • Thursday 5 November 5pm to 7pm
  • Saturday 14 November 10am to 12 noon
  • Thursday 19 November 5pm to 7pm
  • Saturday 28 November 10am to 12 noon
  • Thursday 3 December 5pm to 7pm
  • Tuesday 8 December 5pm to 7pm

If you are unable to access the online event, or need a paper copy of the consultation booklet and feedback survey call 0117 240 1529.

A417 Missing Link Public Consultation

Highways England is holding a consultation on its updated designs to dual the A417 between the Brockworth bypass and Cowley roundabout in Gloucestershire. Upgrading the ‘missing link’ will provide benefits to road users, local communities and businesses.

The consultation runs from Tuesday 13 October to Thursday 12 November 2020. 

Feedback will help Highways England develop its application for a Development Consent Order to be submitted early next year.

To find out more on the proposals and to submit your feedback visit the Highways England Missing Link consultation website.

Removal of public payphones

British Telecom consulted with us on the removal of 12 payphones in the district. We carried out a consultation and considered the representations received. We have sent the Final Notification (final decision) to British Telecom and to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.