14 May 2013
Stroud District Council's Development Control Committee tonight unanimously rejected the plans to build the so called "Swallowcroft extension".
The next move lies with the developer who can accept the decision or go to appeal.
It should be noted that this is the 14th attempt to build on this area of land (or adjacent land) and all have been rejected either by SDC or at appeal.
PROTEST SHOWS COUNCILLORS TRUE EXTENT OF SWALLOWCROFT EXTENSION (May 2013)
Developers can be sneaky! A casual observer might think that the helpfully erected fence on fields by Swallowcroft mark the extent of the proposed development.
But they dont .. its much bigger.
So when Stroud DC's councillors came on a sight visit, KER and concerned neighbours helpfully marked out the real boundary with sawdust !
And because the developers want to make out that building three storey high houses will have no impact on the visual skyline, KER and concerned neighbours helpfully built REAL SIZE house frames ... the balloons mark the height.
and here you can see the sawdust line and the height of the corner house.. again note the impact on existing Swallowcroft bungalows
DEVELOPERS TARGET SWALLOWCROFT
High rise intensive development plans go in to Stroud Council
Promised "consultation" with Parish Council vanishes after developers submit plans before planned meeting !!
This is just the first step. The developers are leaving road access from the area above onto the rest of fields.
There's more on this development, and detaiils of how to object, on the Swallowcroft extension 2013 tab.