Mankley Field campaigners out in force to protest ‘unsustainable’ plans for new homes

Mankley Field campaigners out in force to protest ‘unsustainable’ plans for new homes

MP Neil Carmichael and district and parish councillors for the Stanleys joined more than 150 residents to protest against plans to build 150 homes on Mankley Field in Leonard Stanley

Local residents and their dogs turned out to protest against the proposed develoment on Mankley Field in Leonard Stanley

Nicola Hillary (right) and Sophie Ayre protest against the proposed develoment on Mankley Field in Leonard Stanley

(back l-r) Stephen Lydon, Nicola Hillary, Nigel Studdert-Kennedy and Stroud MP Neil Carmichael with (front l-r) Ruby Chandler, six, Rosie Hillary, eight, and Rowan Chandler, three protest against the proposed develoment on Mankley Field in Leonard Stanley

( l-r) Stephen Lydon, Nicola Hillary and Nigel Studdert-Kennedy protest against the proposed develoment on Mankley Field in Leonard Stanley

First published in News Stroud News and Journal: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

MORE than 150 campaigners trying to stop 150 homes being built in Leonard Stanley gathered at the proposed site on Saturday to show their opposition to the development.

Stroud MP Neil Carmichael, both the Labour and Conservative district councillors for the Stanleys, Stephen Lydon and Nigel Studdert-Kennedy and Green Party candidate for the Stanleys Nicola Hillary attended the protest to show their united opposition to the plans.

The fight to stop 150 homes being built on Mankley Field has been renewed after it was revealed last month that new plans by developer Gladman were being recommended for approval by Stroud District Council planning officers.

Parish and district councillors and members of the Mankley Field Action Group are now encouraging as many residents as possible to write a letter of objection to the application and post it on the district council’s planning website and send it to every member of the development control committee.

A Mankley Field Action Group spokesman said: “We are asking the committee to stand by their draft local plan which was published in December and reject applications such as Mankley Field which are unstrategic, unsustainable and undemocratic.”

SDC’s development control committee will make their final decision on the application at a meeting at 6pm on Tuesday, March 11.

See the SNJ website for a full report of the meeting.

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11:46am Fri 7 Mar 14

jaytee8937 says...

Our local MP was there for a photo shot but did he raise a question in parliament?????
Our local MP was there for a photo shot but did he raise a question in parliament????? jaytee8937
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