The proposed development at Wades Farm is understandably creating concerns from many. Nearly 600 letters of objection have been made.
Photo by Matt Archibald: taken from campaign website - see link below
For me this is proposed development is wrong on many counts - but in terms of planning it is outside the settlement boundary and in a particularly important Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Both these factors should be good planning reasons to oppose this development, but sadly this is not always the case. The campaign group are right to muster as much support as possible to challenge this development.
I am also concerned that the proposed development is located in Flood Zone 1. This will increase flooding risk into the Slad Road from the Slad brook where issues regarding the current problems of flooding are still to be resolved. I would urge all to make your own comments to the local planning departtment.
The comments can be submitted online at: http://www.stroud.gov.uk/docs/planning/planning_application_detail.asp?AppRef=S.11/0812/FUL
They are then transferred by the Planning Office to the reference: S.11/0899/MISC which is where you will find all the comments are listed. http://www.stroud.gov.uk/docs/planning/planning_application_detail.asp?AppRef=S.11/0899/MISC
See the campaign website at: http://www.saveslad.blogspot.com/