PLANS have been unveiled for more than 800 homes to be built in Cam and now residents are being urged to attend open events showing the proposals and have their say.

Stroud District Council’s draft local plan proposes building 700 homes on land west of Draycott behind Millwood Shell Garage, 180 houses east of the River Cam behind Tesco and a further 15 homes on Tilsdown adjacent to Tilsdown House.

The first drop in session was held at Cam Parish Council at 4 Noel Lee Way, Cam, on Saturday November 30 from 2pm until 4.30pm.

Maps and plans showing the areas earmarked for development were on display and parish councillors were available to speak to residents about what the extra homes would mean to their area.

Officers from Stroud District Council will be present at the next public consultation events which will be held tomorrow (Friday December 6) from 2pm until 6.30pm and Saturday December 7 from 9.30am until 12.30pm.

The proposals form part of Stroud District Council’s draft local plan review which aims to meet growth and development needs over the next 20-years.

The current local plan was adopted in 2015 and is now being reassessed.

Christina Carter, chair of Cam Parish Council, said it was important for Cam residents to know what was happening and to voice their opinions on the developments.

She added: “It’s not just about the number of houses that are coming our way.

“It’s about the infrastructure we need to support them.

“It’s about preserving the character of Cam, trees and our green environment. It’s about ensuring quality houses for all income brackets.”