Parish Plan 2006 – a vision for the future

What would you like to conserve, change or see for the future of your local area? Starting in June 2004, focus groups of volunteers from the community worked to collect your views and produce the Parish Plan.

  • Initial public meetings held in 2004
  • Discussion topics for public meetings held in 2005. Talked about Health, Police and Fire Services, Schools and Education, Social Activities, Housing, Transport, Economy and Employment, Landscape and Environment
  • A consultation document on feedback from the public meetings was distributed to all households in November 2005.
  • Bisley-with-Lypiatt Parish Council worked, together with Miserden Parish Council, on producing the Parish Plans.  A copy of the completed plan was delivered to each household in the parishes in June 2006.  You can also read the Parish Plan (PDF)

Future funding for projects within the parish depend on a Parish Plan as this offers proof that the community has been consulted and supports the projects. The Plan will also enable your Parish Council to speak with more authority – according to the Rural White Paper 2000, the Principal Authorities will be legally obliged to take notice of Parish Councils with a Parish Plan.


The plan identified short term, medium term and on-going actions for the Parish Council. The short term actions have now all been completed – you can see a summary of these in the Parish Plan Short Term Actions (PDF)

Following the production of the Parish Plan in 2006, Bisley-with-Lypiatt Parish Council produced a Village Design Statement (VDS) (PDF) for the parish after public consultation (PDF) with the villages. The VDS  was adopted by Stroud District Council as supplementary planning guidance.

Please contact the Parish Clerk if you would like a paper copy of either the VDS or Public Consultation Record

10 May 2007