Down Ampney will retain a balance of historical buildings and features alongside sympathetic newer developments. The rural roots of the village will be recognised by ensuring that any development respects the vernacular and maintains its close connection with the surrounding countryside. The vibrant community spirit of the parish will remain an important attribute. Sustainability will be improved by developing a stronger network of facilities and services, whilst ensuring that the character and landscape is conserved and enhanced.
The emerging plan has reached the first formal consultation stage (Regulation 14). This consultation starts on the 11th December 2021 and will finish on the 25th February 2022. This is longer than the statutory six-week consultation period to allow for the Christmas and New Year holidays. Comments on the plan are welcome and can be made using this website, by email or in writing to the chairman of Down Ampney Parish Council. Details can be found here.