CAM Parish Council is urging residents to give comments on a future planning document called the Neighbourhood Development Plan.

The draft plan has been five years in the making and, if adopted, will help shape future planning and development in Cam.

Public consultation on the Neighbourhood Development Plan starts on Monday, June 17 and ends on Monday, July 29.

It will be available for inspection at the following locations:

Cam Parish Council offices, 9.30am – 1pm Monday to Thursday and 12pm on Fridays

Orchard Medical Centre, 8am – 6.30pm (closed for lunch 1-2pm)

The Vale Hospital, 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday

Sheer Delight, Woodfield Hairdressers, 9am – 4pm Tuesday to Saturday

GL11, 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday

Dursley Library, 9.30am – 4pm Monday to Saturday (except Wednesdays, open until 2pm).

Feedback can either be given by attending the consultation events or by downloading the form from the Cam Parish Council website and emailing comments to or sending them to Cam Parish Council, 4 Noel Lee Way, Cam, GL11 5PS, by July 29.

Consultation events will be held at Cam Parish Council on Saturdays: July 6, 13 and 20, from 10am – 12pm and also on Wednesdays: June 19 and 26 and July 3, 10 and 17, from 5pm – 7pm.

All comments must be received by Cam Parish Council no later than midnight on July 29. 2019.

All comments will be publicly available, with personal information taken out, and will be considered by Cam Parish Council in producing the final Neighbourhood Development Plan.

This will then be submitted to Stroud District Council for independent examination.

Chair of Cam Parish Council, Christina Charter, has been closely involved with drawing up the Neighbourhood Development Plan.

She said: “Cam is expanding and we expect many more houses to be built in the future.

"This brings change but also opportunities, and that is why the Neighbourhood Development Plan is so important.

"If approved it will bring us clarity on how we can work with developers in the future to retain Cam’s special character.

"By this I mean things like our special green infrastructure, green corridors and the retention of trees, all of which make Cam a very special place.”