For more background,you can Click here to go to the SDC website for the Local Plan Review – or see our ‘Local Plan’ main page. You can see the ‘Issues and Options’ document here
Any one is entitled to object to a planning application.
And you can do so as often as you like – in particular whenever a new piece of ‘information’ comes to the fore.
You can do so by going on-line to the Stroud website by clicking This Link and enter S.16/0043/OUT in the ‘simple search’ box.
You can also write to The Planning Office at Ebley Mill, Stroud and quote ref: S.16/0043/OUT. Be sure to make clear that you are objecting (rather than just commenting, say) and give one or two (not a dozen!) good planning-based reasons. The following are all valid reasons, which you can adapt to your own ‘voice’
The “Eco Park” Development Proposal:
Personal reflections of a resident on why we should object.
Ecotricity and the Local Plan
The NPPF, the Government’s planning guideline, whilst promoting a presumption in favour of sustainable development, requires that primacy be given to adopted Local Development Plans. Stroud has had an adopted Local Plan since December 2015. Continue reading Ecotricity and the 2016 Local Plan
Findings of Desk Top Review of Documents Submitted to SDC Planning (15/05/2017)
At the time of writing, approximately 530 supportive statements have been received (many on a pre-printed ‘form’), some coming from as far as Edinburgh, Bradford , London and Norwich. To date approximately 155 objecting statements have been received.
I have outlined below the main reasons that have been given in support of the proposal. More often than not, they are the same reasons that other people are using to oppose the development so hopefully this will give you a clearer insight into the debate…………
Forest Green Rovers (and/or associates) have apparently plied their supporters with a postcard ‘form’ on which to express support for the Ecotricity scheme by ticking boxes, as below and sending in to SDC. You can see them on the Stroud planning website (search ref: S.16/0043/OUT) – they will count as letters of support.
You may wish to write to counter these arguments – which is not too hard to do! – Go on to the website above, or write to the Planning Office at Ebly Mill and quote the reference S.16/0043/OUT.
Read on to see some of their points and our answers….
Under the leadership of Jo-anne Bradford, Eastington parishioners are invited to join in the campaign to see off this major threat to our parish.
You do not have to be an activist – just to want your voice to be heard in defence of the parish you love.
Please use the contact form on our Welcome page to let us know that you want to support Keep Eastington Rural.
See the article in the June/July edition of ECN!
Another success for KER!
The plan to develop 36 houses north of Alkerton Road was finally defeated.
The original application had been turned down, but had gone to appeal, KER members had written objections and a small group was appointed to speak at the Inspector’s hearing. The Inspector was convinced – see full details on our archive site
For once the Stroud News and Journal took the trouble to write a reasonably balanced article, which does give a flavour of the supposed pros and cons, and what people are saying.
KER maintains that much of the ‘pro’ argument is pure wishful thinking but it is useful to take note of these fantasies!
A Public consultation drop-in meeting was hosted by Ecotricity
in the Village Hall on 4th Feb 2016.
The Parish Council took an ‘exit poll’ from all those attending, the results of which were as follows:
Eastington Non Total residents residents Those saying 'NO' to the proposal 117 101 16 Those saying 'YES' to the proposal 23 16 7 Those who responded 'Don't Know' 10 7 3 Total responses: 150 124 26