CAMPAIGNERS opposed to the building of a car park and 12 homes in Wotton-under-Edge are taking hope from a delay in the project.
Colburn Homes’ plans for 12 homes and a car park in Symn Lane were granted full consent by Stroud District Council in July.
The plans received initial approval back in July 2018 and divided opinion in Wotton at the time.
Some residents were against the construction on the basis that it would encroach on an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and would lead to more congestion, while others said the development would provide much needed car parking for the town.
Due to lockdown the project has not yet got underway. 
Martin Evans at Colburn Homes said that the firm will be continuing with the project, but their plans are on hold at the moment due to the current uncertainties.
The Save Symn Lane Field Action Group are taking hope from the delay.

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A spokesman for the group said: “We welcome any apparent halt to the project. 
“Times have changed hugely since Stroud planners, on a majority of just one vote, somehow let this crazy project through. 
“The government has given clearer assurances about the crucial need to protect AONB, while the lockdown showed us all how much better the world can be if we improve air quality.”