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Isabel Fielden has written another article for the My Churchdown magazine.

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Here is the text of the article:

Latest news regarding proposals for 1,400 new homes on Churchdown greenbelt land

As you will have read in the last issue of MyChurchdown Magazine, the original Joint Core Strategy document (JCS) (comprising Gloucester City, Cheltenham Borough and Tewkesbury Borough Councils) detailed that 33,200 new homes were required across the JCS area up to 2031. When the Joint Core Strategy consultation period closed, the final decision was that the total number of new houses required was 30,500.

In Churchdown this would mean 1,400 new homes (532 in North Churchdown and 868 in South Churchdown).

North Churchdown ‘urban extension’

Proposal is for 532 homes on greenbelt land from Westover Court all the way across to Parton Road next to the Evergreen Nurseries (image 4).

South Churchdown ‘urban extension’

Proposal is for 868 homes on greenbelt land off Cheltenham Road East on both sides – on the fields next to Dancey Road (image 2), and on fields on the other side of the road next to Grove Road (image 3), as well as the fields either side of Pirton Court Farm on Pirton Lane (image 1). These houses will have a devastating effect on our village in terms of over-development, traffic congestion and environmental consequences.

How can I have my say?

Between 30 June and 11 August 2014, Gloucester City, Cheltenham Borough and Tewkesbury Borough Councils will be formally publishing the Pre-Submission version of the Joint Core Strategy (JCS) for Gloucester City, Cheltenham Borough & Tewkesbury Borough to ask the public’s opinion in respect of issues around legal compliance and soundness and this is your chance to voice your opinion.

How do I respond?

No later than 11th August 2014 in any of the following ways:

  1. Via the online consultation at:
  2. By email to:
  3. By post to: JCS Team, Municipal Offices, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire,GL50 9SA
  4. By attending a drop-in session with officers from the JCS local authorities (details shown below).

15th July 2014 12-8pmTewkesbury Town Hall, High Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 5AL
28th July 2014 12-8pmWinchcombe Abbey Fields Community Centre, Back Lane, Winchcombe, GL54 5QH

If you would like further information, to see the JCS document, or to help set up a protest group, please email Isabel Fielden:

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