Leonard Stanley Parish Council

Serving the people of Leonard Stanley

Village Hall

Clerk: Mrs Irena Litton
34 Dozule Close, Leonard
Stanley, Stroud
Gloucestershire GL10 3NL

Tel: 01453 822287

Housing Needs Survey - to complete or not to complete!


You will shortly receive a questionnaire as part of a "Housing Needs" survey which is about to be conducted by the Gloucestershire Rural Community Council (GRCC) specifically in Leonard Stanley. GRCC is funded by local authorities in Gloucestershire, and therefore partly by the residents of Leonard Stanley through their council tax, and their purpose is stated as follows: "GRCC is dedicated to enriching the lives of people living in Gloucestershire by supporting them through change and by enabling them to determine, shape and develop their own communities." They have also stated that they act independently and neutrally when conducting surveys such as the one now planned.

However, you need to be aware that this survey has been commissioned by a company called Terra Strategic which is a development organisation specialising in obtaining planning permissions for landowners (as did Gladmans in the case of Mankley Field). Once outline planning permission has been granted, such organisations normally then receive their fee and hand over to another developer to obtain the detailed planning consent (known as "Reserved Matters") and actually build the houses. Terra Strategic was involved in the failed application for "Greenstiles" (refused by Stroud District Council and by a government inspector on appeal) and their name is also associated with the identification of other sites in our parish which may be deemed suitable for development in the future.

Please would you therefore consider carefully what action you wish to take when the questionnaire arrives, based on your view of the desirability, or otherwise, of further housing expansion in our village.

Lastly, with sincere apologies to those residents who will receive this newsletter too late, Mr Martin Hutchings of GRCC will be attending the next meeting of Leonard Stanley Parish Council at 7.30pm on Tuesday 4th September 2018 in the Village Hall to provide more details about this survey and answer any questions. All residents are invited to attend.

Posted: Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:16 by Irena Litton

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