Don’t Strangle Stroud

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Professional Report

 

Edited by Ian Bickerton

(Scientist and Mathematician, Bristol University - 

Thermionic Diamond Converter Project), 

is one of the most professional analysis on

local population and housing need in the country.

Letter to The Daily Telegraph


This letter identifies the serious disconnect between

the declared coalition immigration policy and

the house building plans for local authorities

Update on Local Plan


Local Plan Examination In Public (EIP)

STROUD LOCAL PLAN


RESPONSE TO INSPECTOR’S QUESTIONS FOR

THE EXAMINATION IN PUBLIC

FEBRUARY 2014

EXAMINATION OF STROUD DISTRICT LOCAL PLAN


RESPONSE TO INSPECTOR’S QUESTIONS

RELATING TO HOUSING

LETTER OF COMPLAINT


Addressed to Andrew North
Chief Executive, Cheltenham Borough Council

07 Apr 2014

LETTER OF COMPLAINT


Passed to the Mayor of

Cheltenham Borough Council

This  escalation follows an unsatisfactory response from Mike Redman/ Andrew North

(not published here as it has been given a confidential restriction)

6 May 2014

EASTINGTON UNDER THREAT

THIS AFFECTS YOU

400 acres around the parish are in the hands of developers; the most recent planning applications for 1,400 houses in Nupend-Nastend and Bath Road will impact EVERYONE
If these applications go ahead, then the whole parish will come under increased threat of further development

The agricultural land that surrounds the village will be the next land to be developed - right on your doorstep. This is the thin end of the wedge

We suggest you amend the content, perhaps considering the further objection reasons below and e-mail to:

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LIST OF OBJECTIONS

Embryonic New Town

Development of Eastington

A proposition for a

Successful response at EiP

Incorporating Sympathetic elderly Care

Evidence Base for this Proposition

EiP submission: 'Statement of Common Ground’  

The Local Plan Decision Anvil

A description of the decision making challenge

Five-Year Housing Land Supply

An analysis of the track-record of planning control against officer declared Land Supply


This chart analyses the manipulation of the 5-year Land Supply figure. It is currently reported by officers as a ‘safe’ 6.2 years, but historically it is not satisfactorily supported at appeals, which are routinely lost. The history below shows this, where the difference between ‘land-supply’ and ‘deliverable land supply’ is effectively in the hands of developers to adjust. The spreadsheet summary is also provided

The Trout Trap

This material takes you through the strategy that our Planning Barrister describes as  ‘ The Trout Trap’,   By following it we are playing into the Land-Bankers strategy

The Consultants Model

This is a visual presentation of the logic used in Neil McDonald’s report to council, indicating its flaws. We see a repeat of what happened with the last ‘stretched’ report produced by Keith Woodhead, which was subsequently thrown out by the inspector when the errors were highlighted.

After the 9th December vote, if the report is accepted and the numbers go through unamended to EiP then there is the probability that these errors, which will be identified by our planning barrister, will cause the plan to fail.

If the plan goes through it will be open to legal challenge that it is unsound.

Neil McDonalds’

confidential report

to

JCS

Response to Matters raised by the Inspector


The report has been compiled by the Strategic Planning Alliance team

including its planning consultant, barrister and statisticians.


In preparation for the reconvened Examination it examines the validity of the work undertaken by Stroud District Council

specifically its chosen consultant Mr Neil McDonald

Economic Report by Dr Richard Fordham 

(of Fordham Research, responsible for carrying out the Stroud SHMA)


Neil McDonald has newly introduced the concept of additional houses in Stroud to support economic growth in the County.

This report explores the validity of that

RESPOND TO THE CONSULTATION

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The consultation on the SDC website here is quite difficult to complete, requiring download and cross-referencing of large documents.

We have provided a quick response

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For you to have your say.