Monday, 5 September 2011

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Wades Farm Application Rejected!

I am delighted to report that Stroud District Council Development Committee have followed the planners recommendation and have unanimously rejected the plans by Barratts to build at Wades Farm.

Can I thank everyone for your support, including the SSUD committee, the members of the SSUD who helped deliver leaflets, the members who manned the stall in Stroud, The Summerstreet Residents Association and the many people who supplied photographs to us, including Alex Caminades.  Can I also thank those who sent to us lots of idea, which were very useful in our defence.  If I have missed anyone off this list, please accept my apologies, but our thanks go to you as well!

Here is breaking news from Stroud New and Journal.  Further reports will be in Stroud Life and also the Sunday Times this week-end.

We do expect Barratts to appeal against this decision, but rest assured, we will fight them all the way!

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Balloons seen at Wades Farm Site

The yellow balloons in the picture demonstrate the lengths into the Slad Valley the developement will encroach

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

New Planning Application

Just by way of an update the SDC have changed the planning objection number to S.11/0812/FUL

The eagle eyed among you will realise that, yes, this is the original number again!

On a serious note if you wish to object please do so against this number

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Further Update from major local news site

Great to see the story getting this kind of coverage & over 200 objections already!

Account Details

Due to a large number of requests please do feel free to show you support for the group by donating - all funds will be put directly towards the campaign and no donation is too small!

4 King Street

Account No, 81532448
Sort Code, 40-43-21
Account Name, Save Slad & Uplands from Development Group

This is what we will lose

Just so everyone is clear this is the AONB Barrets plan
to build on....

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

A call to arms!

Following Barratts public consultation into the Wades Farm development, a massive 95% of the people who returned the questionnaires to Barratts said that they did not want this development to go ahead - the reaction from Barratts?  The full planning application has just been received! 
Please see details below on how to object to the planning application and if anyone needs help with this, please let us know.  Please remember that everyone in your household can email or write a letter to Stroud District Council (SDC) and if you have any friends who aren't local, but who feel strongly about this, they can also write into SDC.  Your emails and letters are very important in the campaign to defeat this development!  If Barratts manage to break through into the AONB, then other areas in the Slad Valley will be vulnerable including Grange Fields and the fields alongside Folly Lane.
How can you help? We need as many people as possible to express their opposition to this development. PLEASE write a letter or email to the Planning Department at Stroud District Council. This can be done by everyone in your household. You can use the points listed opposite as a starting point if you wish, though you must express your own concerns. Suggested pointsYou may wish to include in your letter some of the following planning objections:

Increasing pressure on road traffic and services
The proposed development is on an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Detrimental effect on landscape and wildlife
Further loss of agricultural land

Please add your own concerns; schooling & traffic for example

Planning reference

Don’t forget to add your name & address/emailYour email/letter must be submitted by June 1st, 2011

Post to:Stroud District Council Planning Office:
Ebley Mill, Westward Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4UB

Stroud District Council Planning Office Please add your own name/addressEbley Mill, or email hereWestward Road
Gloucestershire GL5 4UB
May 2011
Dear Sir/Madam
Wades Farm,
Planning reference

Friday, 18 March 2011

Contact Details

Sorry to hear that the contact tab is working for some of you, so just for clarity if you want to get in touch with us please use the contact details below:

Contact details are Elaine Barwell / Simon Arundel (Jt Chair)

tel: 01453 766825

Sunday, 6 March 2011

SSUD Gathers Support

The MP for Stroud, the towns mayor, former MP & members of the Public gather to show their support in preventing further houses being built across the valley

Sunday, 27 February 2011

On Swifts Hill

"When I saw the photograph taken from Swifts Hill posted on 15 February, this poem, written last week, seemed destined to join it!" Sheila Maddock 2011

Wildlife haven, place for picnics, Swifts Hill
Guards the gateway to Slad. Here you can gaze
Miles to the silver ribbon of Severn,
Plunge through beech woods to the valley below,
From the hummocky top hear skylarks sing,
Watch kestrels hover, housemartins soar and
Swifts swoop as they circle their feeding ground.

Underfoot is a carpet of flowers,
Orchids and other rare species, food for
Once common butterflies, moths and bees,
All dependent on this ancient grassland,
Fed by minerals in its limestone bed.

Farms in the quiet valley below doze
Unsuspecting in their patchwork fields, while
In the hazy east, suburban Stroud snakes
Voraciously towards Wades Farm - and Slad.

The people we are up against....

Barratts claim that their development, on this site, will enhance
the wild life habitat is under investigation by the Advertising
Standards Authority.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Photo taken from Swifts Hill along the Slad Valley towards Wades Farm.

 The proposed development will be built in the AONB field that is half way up the line of the existing houses and will jut into the green belt area.  The new houses will be clearly seen from Swifts Hill