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Welcome to our regeneration pages.

An outline of regeneration in the Stroud District including current projects.

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Community Planning

Stroud District Council has supported the production of community plans since they were first promoted in the Government's White Paper 'Our Countryside: the future' in 2000. Since then, the Stroud District has gone from having no community plans, to now having over 80% of parishes who have either completed a plan or are currently producing a plan.

There are generally two types of community plan, depending on the size of the community; Parish Plans and Market Town Health Checks.

Both Parish Plans and Market Town Plans are similar in scope in that they have a) robustly consulted the community and assessed the needs, wants and wishes of the community and b) have a resulting 'action plan' which structures project work to improve the quality of life for local residents.

The main difference between a Parish Plan and Market Town plan is they are produced at different levels of intensity, depending on the populations involved and levels of community activity. Market Towns have a formal 'healthcheck' process to go through which requires them to address specific questions on economic, environmental, social and community matters. Parish Plans are structured for smaller communities, so are therefore a little more flexible in their approach.

Community plans are produced and owned by the community themselves. Resulting projects are taken forward by interested community representatives in partnership with their Town or Parish Council and other local organisations.

Our partners, the Gloucestershire Rural Community Council (GRCC) provide direct advice and support Parishes to produce Parish Plans. GRCC's website provides more information on their Parish Plan support services and also has a special Parish Plan Database of action plan projects.

Community Planning Grant Scheme

The Community Planning Grant Scheme is designed to help parishes and towns in the Stroud District to:

  • Produce a new Parish or Town Plan
  • Review and refresh a Parish or Town Plan (including Market Town Healthcheck)
  • Produce a Village Design Statement

For 2015 – 2016, grants of up to £500 are available. Further information can be found in the Scheme Guidance Notes - PDF

If you would like to apply, please complete an application form - PDF and return it to:

Claire Snow
Stroud District Council
Ebley Mill
GL5 4UB.

Telephone: 01453 754410

If you need help in planning your project or completing the application form please contact:

Elin Tattersall, Gloucestershire Rural Community Council, Community House, 15 College Green, Gloucester, GL1 2LZ.
Telephone: 01452 528491

The deadline for applications is Friday 13 March 2015

Filming in the Stroud District

Stroud District Council is a member of Creative England’s Film Friendly Partnership network, welcoming filming to Stroud and ensuring cooperation and commitment to assist production.

To film on the public highway please contact the County Council on 08000 514 514.

To inform the local police please contact Gloucestershire Constabulary on 01452 726920.

For enquiries including locations, studios, facilities and crew, or to seek advice on any of the above, please contact Ellie Cook , your local Production Liaison Manager at Creative England on 0117 952 9979 or email:

To search Creative England databases please visit:

For general enquiries, please contact Creative England’s Production Services team on: +44 (0)208 324 2311 or

 If you’d like to speak to someone in the council about filming in the district, please call: Principal Marketing Officer Kam Mistry on 01453 754385 or Regeneration Manager Pippa Stroud on 01453 754099

Interested in registering on the Creative England database?

Your property could be just what filmmakers are looking for, be it a cottage or a castle, a suburban semi or stately home. If your property is based in England, outside of London and could accommodate filming, find out more and register on Creative England’s free database.

 Alternatively, Creative England’s database is also populated with local facilities and crew. Registration is again free, so whether you are an experienced professional or new entrant, an established business or start-up company, register on the database so productions filming in the region can find you.

Grants and Funding

If you are a group or organisation looking for project funding, the following pages may be of assistance.

Public Realm Strategy

The Stroud Public Realm Strategy project is led by the Stroud Concordat, a body comprising representatives of Stroud District Council, Stroud Town Council, Gloucestershire County Council, and Project Stroud.

The Concordat commissioned NEW Masterplanning to develop the Strategy. This company has a history of working in Gloucestershire, including the Gloucester City Centre development and Gloucester Quays. Support has been provided by Hamilton Baillie traffic - a shared space specialists.

The Strategy sets out a series of strategic priorities seeking to achieve a better balance between pedestrians and traffic in the historic centre, to encourage more people to explore the town, stay longer and spend more money in local businesses. In summary the key priorities include:

  • Improving the historic centre
  • Improving traffic management
  • Improving connectivity, and
  • Guidelines for improving ground surfaces, street furniture, lighting, public art and planting.

Regeneration strategies and policies