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  • "Clarification required.
    The development is residential development and not care home as reported, also the scale and mass of the development would sit well at "Ebley Wharf” not as reported just "Ebley" – (sorry no offence meant to the neighbouring ward).

    The article in SNJ came across as a bit of Ninbyisum due to a missing word - with “just dump it down in Ebley” (again very sorry) but missed reported and no offence meant to Ebley or the residents of, but put the word "Wharf" with the "Ebley" bit and you'll understand where my comments where aimed.

    Ninbyisum far from it, the site has a valid planning application for residential use 2 flats and 2 houses over 2 and 3 storeys and sits well within the existing residential pattern.

    The concern is, the proposed development of 4 storeys within an Industrial Heritage Conservation Area (IHCA), this IHCA was reviewed in 2008; adding in older 2 story properties to the north of the site as they reflect the character and architectural quality of the IHCA, at the same time a omitting the Hilly Orchard development (directly west of the current proposals) from the IHCA due to its direct detrimental impact on the area. The current proposed application is significantly larger in height, scale and mass than the adjacent dwellings of Hilly Orchard and will have a greater impact on the local IHCA than Hilly Orchard.

    The question is, should Stroud District Council allow development to determine the conservation area boundary with the consequence of reviewing and altering it again or should the conservation area and its adopted design guide document determine the development??

    Again, very sorry for the missed reporting regarding the comments about Ebley."
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Fear that plans for four-storey care home in Stroud could lead to a loss of privacy and site for residents

Fear that plans for four-storey care home in Stroud could lead to a loss of privacy and site for residents

Fear that plans for four-storey care home in Stroud could lead to a loss of privacy and site for residents

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

PLANS to build a four-storey residential care home in Stroud have been recommended for approval despite public opposition.

The application proposes plans for ten new two and three-bedroom flats, in a single building in Westward Road, Stroud.

Developers Neon Homes have also designed the building to be split level – meaning that the side that faces the road is three storeys high and the side that faces the rear is four.

Residents who live opposite the proposed development have adamantly opposed the plans, claiming that it would lead to a loss of privacy and a loss of sight for them.

One Westward Road resident Miles Gray has expressed his concerns not just about the impact the proposed development would have on his property and person, but also the impact on the English Heritage conservation area.

“The plans are not in keeping with the rest of the area,” added Mr Gray.

“The development would sit well somewhere down in Ebley, but it doesn’t sit well in a conservation area next to a row of two storey buildings.

“Is the heritage conservation area being dictated to by developers or is SDC going to stand up and be counted?”

According to a spokesman for the agent, Abigail Snook, on behalf of the developers Neon Homes, the proposed development has been designed in order to avoid overlooking or overshadowing of any adjacent property.

The plans have been called into SDC’s development control committee which will discuss them on Tuesday.

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