The Parish had previously objected to several outstanding, speculative, planning applications submitted prior to adoption of the Stroud District Local Plan and the Neighbourhood Plan being made. Troy Planning + Design subsequently assisted by preparing further representations on a number of cases before they were finally decided.
This included one case where a planning appeal against non-determination was recovered for determination by the Secretary of State due to the progress of the Neighbourhood Plan. Our extensive representations were noted in the Inspector’s decision to dismiss the appeal (as supported by the Secretary of State).
These reinforced the position of the Local Plan and Neighbourhood Plan in both directing against further significant development in the Parish and correctly highlight the limited benefits associated with reserving land for a Doctors’ Surgery where there was no proven need or delivery mechanism. The Decision Letter can be viewed here.
Troy Planning + Design has also prepared representations on behalf of the Parish Council to express its concerns in relation to proposals for large-scale employment and leisure uses at Junction 13 of the M5. These proposals are not included in the adopted, up-to-date Local Plan for the District. The representations explore key considerations relevant to the Neighbourhood Plan including impacts on local identity and the distinctive settlement pattern and industrial character in the Parish.