Second Development planned for Bath Road

A proposal is in for another 30 houses off Eastington’s Bath Road.

The formula is as before, 2 and 3 storey buildings, same dense packing, 4 bed and 5 bed houses for commuters from Bristol which are a long walk from the OHMG, Allotments, Playgroup etc. 

Planning Minister Nick Boles has said: “We have recently published planning guidance to ensure that emerging plans [Local & Neighbourhood] are taken into account in respect of inappropriate speculative development”.   So this time planning law is more likely to stop the development.

The proposed new development lies outside the village settlement boundary and does not feature in the emerging local plan.  

Bath Rd. is premature with reference to the emerging Local Plan as it is clear that the adverse impacts of granting permission would significantly and demonstrably outweigh any benefits of this development.

Please submit your objections to Stroud District Council.  These can be sent in online at stroud.gov.uk/planning.   Search for application S14/1049/OUT .  Alternatively, email your objection to planning@stroud.gov.uk quoting the same reference



The planning system tries to breed the emotion out of you and make you focus on the policy," Phil Skill, head of planning at Stroud district council, told me. "Heritage and culture is about the soul. The first thing Gladman did when Laurie Lee’s name came up was to ask us where it was on our local plan.

Observer article on plans to build homes in the Slad valley

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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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