South Gloucestershire Council – Development Control (West) Meeting

As you know, South Gloucestershire Council held the Development Control (West) Committee meeting on Thursday 27th July 2017 to discuss (amongst others) the Barratts planning application PT16/6924/O.  The meeting was really well attended with somewhere in the region of thirty Charfield residents present – there were so many people there they had to get extra chairs out!  The Clerk re-presented the Parish Council’s objections to the application and Cllr. O’Neill reiterated objections.  In case you didn’t know, the DC Committee voted unanimously to refuse the application!  Below are some notes made by the Clerk – they are not extensive, just some of a salient points raised by the Planning Officer.

DC West Committee – 27.07.17

 

Warner’s Court Site Meeting

Here is the full text of Chairman Councillor Mark Rosher’s presentation to the Development Control (West) Sites Inspection Sub Committee, on their visit to the land at Warner’s Court. There is also the full text of Ward Councillor John O’Neill’s and “Fighting for Charfield” leader Liam Balloch’s presentations.

The planning pack that the sub committee had for reference is here.

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Chairman’s Perspective (a personal commentary)

At the Charfield Parish meeting yesterday evening, sadly, a mere handful of the two thousand residents turned out to discuss matters appertaining to their village. That so few turned out is perhaps a statement of how powerless residents feel at the madly unsustainable proposals for our small rural commuter village, nestled between north Bristol and Stroud on the very border between South Gloucestershire (and now the whole West of England Combined Authority) and Gloucestershire. And yet apathy offers no solution, and simply presents no resistance to development plans that would double the number of homes and double the number of cars, but which in no way address the resulting congestion or the dearth of facilities such as schooling, medical or employment.

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