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.
Charles Church's application is not being considered at Tewkesbury Borough Council's Aug 20th Planning meeting and is being held back until the Joint Core Strategy meetings have been held at the three local authorities affected. Tewkesbury Borough Councils Joint Core Strategy meeting is on 3rd September with Gloucester on the 12th September.
Joint Core Strategy 'preferred options' will therefore be known before Charles Church's planning application goes before the Tewkesbury planning committee. This may mean that Charles Church will go to appeal on the basis of non-determination but this should not reflect on the outcome if it is decided by inspector.
To find out more about the Charles Church application click here.
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