Alderton Village celebrated "localism" in action when the recent Charles Church Development was refused by Tewkesbury Borough after the village had put up a strong argument as to why the development was a bad idea.
It was defeated because it was not sustainable within the village and was to be built on the edge of an area of outstanding beauty. Over 90% of the village participated in a local survey and a great many of the village worked in producing a professional objection and in sending objections to our local MP and the Tewkesbury planning committee.
The village is working hard now on producing a Neighbourhood plan which is well on the way. The evening was a success although a muted celebration as we fully expect the developers to appeal the decision. We just had to celebrate how well the village had worked together.
Again a big thanks to the councillors who voted against the development and supported us, our local MP who also supported us and finally to the village for working together and achieving outstanding work.
The Alderton Community Design Statement Consultation is available for views and comments on Sat and Sun 18-19th May in the Village Hall from 2pm - 4pm.
There's also refreshments on sale in aid of the Newsletter fund.
Click here to find out more about the Alderton Community Plan.
Charles Church have submitted a planning application for 47 houses with access to be gained off Beckford Road.
Click here to find out more about the application and how to object.
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