Plans for 100 homes next to Dursley Primary Academy to be unveiled this evening

Gazette Series: Plans for 100 homes next to Dursley Primary Academy to be unveiled this evening Plans for 100 homes next to Dursley Primary Academy to be unveiled this evening

PLANS are being revealed for a development of 100 homes next to Dursley Primary Academy this evening.

The public meeting will be a chance for developers Hunter Page Planning to show the outline for the proposal on land east of Shakespeare Road.

The meeting will be held at 6.30pm this evening (Tuesday, February 4) at Dursley Methodist Church Hall on Castle Street.

The presentation will last 20 minutes, with a chance for questions afterwards.

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4:34pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Steve Collins says...

I note that comments have not been activated on the main story about this development.

In that story Guy Wakefield from the developer claims that 'because Stroud District Council had been found to not have a five-year supply of housing in recent planning appeals, it allowed developers to look at planning applications outside of settlement boundaries.'

This is rubbish. SDC have submitted the Local Plan to the Government for consideration, therefore it should be reasonable that the Plan is given weight when it comes to planning matters in Dursley. Instead, we have this ludicrous situation where there's a free for all as greedy developers and landowners, including seemingly the town's own mayor, Cllr Jane Ball, can put in these damaging, speculative planning proposals.

If the Tories really gave a hoot about their much vaunted 'Localism' they should give due consideration to Local Plans already submitted and stop this absurd rush to build on our green fields. But they aren't. Instead the needs and desires of local people are being trampled on and 'Localism' is just more hot air from a Government who couldn't care less about the people they allegedly represent.

Cam and Dursley are haemorrhaging local jobs - destroying families' livelihoods and all we get are unwanted housing developments concreting over our beautiful environment.

Neil Carmichael is next to useless and is simply playing lip service to Localism and to the dire employment situation in his district's second most populous area. His 'Commission' (which incidentally has not appeared in this edition of the Gazette despite claims to the contrary) is laughable and does nothing to halt Dursley's employment decline.

Combined with the pathetic, selfish and petty-minded Tory bloc on SDC who refused to back Dursley's need for an extension to our popular pool - it all speaks volumes for the utter disdain that the Conservatives show to our town. So much for representing their electorate!

These speculative housing developments must be stopped before they do further damage to Cam and Dursley.
I note that comments have not been activated on the main story about this development. In that story Guy Wakefield from the developer claims that 'because Stroud District Council had been found to not have a five-year supply of housing in recent planning appeals, it allowed developers to look at planning applications outside of settlement boundaries.' This is rubbish. SDC have submitted the Local Plan to the Government for consideration, therefore it should be reasonable that the Plan is given weight when it comes to planning matters in Dursley. Instead, we have this ludicrous situation where there's a free for all as greedy developers and landowners, including seemingly the town's own mayor, Cllr Jane Ball, can put in these damaging, speculative planning proposals. If the Tories really gave a hoot about their much vaunted 'Localism' they should give due consideration to Local Plans already submitted and stop this absurd rush to build on our green fields. But they aren't. Instead the needs and desires of local people are being trampled on and 'Localism' is just more hot air from a Government who couldn't care less about the people they allegedly represent. Cam and Dursley are haemorrhaging local jobs - destroying families' livelihoods and all we get are unwanted housing developments concreting over our beautiful environment. Neil Carmichael is next to useless and is simply playing lip service to Localism and to the dire employment situation in his district's second most populous area. His 'Commission' (which incidentally has not appeared in this edition of the Gazette despite claims to the contrary) is laughable and does nothing to halt Dursley's employment decline. Combined with the pathetic, selfish and petty-minded Tory bloc on SDC who refused to back Dursley's need for an extension to our popular pool - it all speaks volumes for the utter disdain that the Conservatives show to our town. So much for representing their electorate! These speculative housing developments must be stopped before they do further damage to Cam and Dursley. Steve Collins

12:15am Mon 10 Feb 14

Grains says...

Steve Collins - have a look at SDC comments on a planning appeal in Eastington. SDC have said themselves that they do not have proof of adequate housing supply for the 5 year plan. This comes from SDC, not an inspector, the same people who have spent the last few years writing this plan they have submitted. The plan isn't worth the paper it is written on ,and SDC know this. They said they did not want developer lead building, but they write a plan they don't believe in and the area gets left with developer lead building. You can't point the blame at the developers, the blame lands 100% at the feet of the spineless councillors. It is laughable how incompetent they are, and developers have seen this and are putting applications in while the opportunity is there.
Steve Collins - have a look at SDC comments on a planning appeal in Eastington. SDC have said themselves that they do not have proof of adequate housing supply for the 5 year plan. This comes from SDC, not an inspector, the same people who have spent the last few years writing this plan they have submitted. The plan isn't worth the paper it is written on ,and SDC know this. They said they did not want developer lead building, but they write a plan they don't believe in and the area gets left with developer lead building. You can't point the blame at the developers, the blame lands 100% at the feet of the spineless councillors. It is laughable how incompetent they are, and developers have seen this and are putting applications in while the opportunity is there. Grains

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