Stroud District Council is consulting on where to put 3,200 houses as well as employment land.
The Council wants to put up to 1,500 new houses in the Eastington, Nupend and Nastend area, 500 in Cam and 750 in Hardwicke plus 200 in Sharpness and 200 at Aston Down in Minchinhampton.
The consultation is 6 Feb - 19 March - Stroud Tories refused a Labour request to allow 12 weeks instead of 6 weeks.
The consultation document is online: www.consultation.stroud.gov.uk
or you can see it at some parish council offices and libraries. The council website also has details of some exhibitions of the plans.
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You can take part in the consultation by
1) Filling in a form online - http://consultation.stroud.gov.uk/
2) Filling in a paper form - phone 01453 754143 and the Council will send you a copy in the post.
3) Contacting Stroud Labour Party for our consultation postcard - e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
4) Join local groups fighting the plans eg: www.new-town/info
The Council says that land west of Stonehouse could take “more than 2000 homes” and that the land in Cam could also take about 2000 homes. So the 1,500 and 500 homes they are suggesting could be followed by more. Once both these sites are opened up, it has established a precedent and more houses will inevitably follow. With the Kingsway houses, the Hardwicke area has grown by 5000 houses, another 750 is not acceptable or sustainable.