Watching the front line ‘Team Eastington’ (Peter Edis-Bates, Mike Evans, Daniel James, Ian Stuart, Richard Fordham, and Tom Low) supported by the Parish Council and other residents present, going toe to toe with a veritable battery of developers and their highly paid consultants was to me the highlight of the whole process.

Ken Stephens, SDC Councillor for Eastington, on the Examination in Public of Stroud’s Local Plan

"WEST OF STONEHOUSE"   The new town that developers want to build.

You can see the above plan in full detail on this (safe) link to the application http://bit.ly/PX0N3H
You can see the whole planning application on the Stroud DC planning website   Select “Eastington” in the drop down Parish menu

"WEST OF STONEHOUSE"   The new town that developers want to build.

You can see the above plan in full detail on this (safe) link to the application http://bit.ly/PX0N3H

You can see the whole planning application on the Stroud DC planning website   Select “Eastington” in the drop down Parish menu

"West of Stonehouse" planning application

KER understands that the full planning application to build over 1000 new homes on all the land between Nupend and Stonehouse has now been submitted to Stroud District Council

Details when the application appears online

Stroud Local Plan ( Day Two )

Wednesday saw the massed ranks of the developers turn up to have their say on the plan being put forward.  Arguments were put forward as to the numbers of houses needed and the type of house needed.

Keep Eastington Rural lined up with fellow experts from”Don’t Strangle Stroud”.. backed up further by the planning consultant representing the Parish Council.  An alternative view of how many houses and what type of house is needed was put forward .. with the interpretation of figures put clearly, simply and accurately.  Look for our Housing for the Over 65s report on this website for some of our arguments

Meanwhile, it looks like there has after all been meaningful ongoing discussion between local councils .. even if certain officers said there hadn’t.  Certainly the Inspector let the part 1 examination in public proceed after questioning contributors and seeing documentation…. we’ll see what he has to say about meetings etc when he makes his report.

KER aims to inform local people about developments in their neighbourhood and to enable them to have their voice heard in the planning process.

Reports & links (hover mouse over image for details)

  • Walking around Eastington
  • Eastington Park ( SRFC ) - appeal decision
  • Swallowcroft extension - appeal decision
  • Latest planning applications - search for Eastington Parish

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