Minchinhampton parish councillors have adopted a plan which will give them more of a say about what is built in the town.

But after district councillors have their say, the final version will be approved by the people of Minchinhampton.

Councillors drew up their neighbourhood development plan, which identifies priorities for the parish and how to address them, aftering launching a consultation to see what concerned Minchinhampton residents.

Priorities identified included managing traffic, the protection of grazing animals, the viability of the town's centre, the re-opening of the Crown Inn, affordable housing, preservation of the Common and keeping the Doctor's Surgery.

The NDP - along with key policies to address these issues - was signed off by parish councillors at a meeting this Monday.

It now needs the approval of Stroud District Council and then residents in a referendum expected to be held next year.

Read it here: bit.ly/2Qc8kfa