Project 2 – Planning Application

Our application S.21/3014/FUL was validated on January 21st 2022. You can see the full application on the Stroud DC website by clicking here.

The final masterplan shows some late additions like the wildflower meadow:

All the detailed reports are on the Stroud DC website but the summary document, the Design and Access Statement can be viewed here.

What happens next?

Following Validation there is a period of up to 12 weeks for consultations. There are Statutory Consultations, such as Highways and the utilities and also Neighbourhood Consultations with those immediately adjacent. Comments from any of these may need to be acted on by ECLT and revised plans issued, to achieve planning approval and this has resulted in an additional report on Lighting to prove that there will be no glare towards the M5 motorway.

As a matter of good practice, ECLT has presented the plans to the Parish Council and received continuing unanimous support.

A Public Drop-in at the Village Hall is planned for Thursday 24th March from 2.30 to 7.00 pm. This has been advertised by means of a large banner outside the Village Hall and there will be notices on Love Eastington Facebook pages.

Housing mix updated

The mix of homes has been changed at several stages since the initial mix drawn from the 2019 Housing Needs Survey. The main influence was the practical experience of the demand for the Fullers Close homes. This encouraged ECLT and Two Rivers Housing to:

  • increase the proportion of 2-bed semis
  • increase the number of 3-bed semis
  • reduce the number of flats
  • reduce the number of bungalows, always remembering that ground floor flats also offer level access.

The public drop-ins at the Village Hall in July 2021 showed a strong interest in the shared ownership concept, so the 10 originally planned were retained although with a different mix:

House Type                  Total                   Rented              Shared Ownership

2-bed houses                  14                              6                               8

3-bed houses                   7                               5                               2

1-bed bungalow                2                              2                               0

1-bed ground floor flat      4                              4                                0

1-bed first floor flat            4                              4                                0

Totals                              31                            21                              10