A case of some good news and not quite so good news for the campaign to save Rodborough Fields and Frome Banks.

We received confirmation yesterday from The Planning Inspectorate in Bristol that Lioncourt Homes have withdrawn their appeal against the refusal of permission by Stroud District Council, leading to the cancellation of the inquiry – which was due to have started on November 25th.

On one hand it’s heartening to see the developers did not feel they had a strong position at the inquiry. They had on two occasions requested a postponement, so when the Planning Inspectorate refused these requests they decided to pull out.

Perhaps predictably the developers have submitted a ‘new’ application on 15th October. The application relates to the same development and from initial reading of submitted information, it would appear the most significant change is the provision of new ecological reports. Clearly, this will require more detailed consideration as this current application progresses.

Each application is self contained and must be subject to the same consultation process as the previous application, and any comments that wished to be noted need to be made to this application. Unfortunately due to the individual nature of applications, objections made to the previous application do not carry across.

If you wish to help the campaign please take a moment to register your objections for the new application via the SDC website using reference S.14/2240/OUT;
http://www.stroud.gov.uk/PLO/PlanningComments.aspx?par=S.14/2240/OUT

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Thanks to all the supporters and groups that have helped to get this far. The group certainly intend to re-double our efforts to ensure this application is not approved for many of the same clear planning reasons given to the last refusal. We will look at what changes have been made to the application over the next few days and be providing information on how the community, local bodies and visitors to the area can give their views.

On behalf of
The Rodborough Fields & Frome Banks Preservation Group

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