Planning Permission Success

I am delighted to inform you that ECLT has now achieved Full Planning Permission for Project Two, as of 24th January 2024.

Whilst this is a major stepping stone for Project Two, work cannot commence on building the scheme until a few more hurdles are negotiated.

Our Housing Association partners, Two Rivers, will now take on the main burden, tendering to a mix of local contractors and then securing the necessary grants from Homes England. In these times of uncertainty and inflation in the housebuilding sector, it’s not easy to predict timescales but with a fair wind, we could see spades in the ground by the end of 2024.

A fuller picture will be painted at the AGM on 29th February, which is open to all members and indeed the public. 7.00pm for 7.15 at the Village Hall, agenda and annual accounts on this website, under “Docs and Links”

Tom Morrison, Chairman, February 2024

20 members attend Sixth AGM

On 2nd February, the Sixth Annual General Meeting of ECLT Ltd was very well attended. Minutes can be read here: Minutes of Sixth AGM 02 02 2023

The meeting marked the retirement of Alan Brasier, who has served on the original Steering Group and then ECLT Ltd Board for nearly 10 years. Alan has also given generous help to Keep Eastington Rural over more than two decades. He is replaced by Sarah Underdown, who also has a KER background amongst other contributions to Parish activities.

Present for the meeting were nine of the original 23 members who gathered to initiate ECLT in October 2013. Membership has now reached 158, of whom 140 are “active”, in that they still live in, or have a strong family connection in the Traditional Hamlets of Eastington.

Chair Tom Morrison’s review of 2021-2022, as given to the AGM, is available here: ECLT Village – AGM 2023

Tom Low, acting Treasurer