THREE Parish Councils have joined forces to fight a proposal of 1,350 homes on land West of Stonehouse.

Members of the public are being urged to submit their views about the application.

Eastington Parish Council, Standish Parish Council and Stonehouse Town Council are joining forces to resist the planning application proposed by Robert Hitchins Ltd on land West of Stonehouse Nastend Lane.

The Councils are concerned that the new satellite housing development will have a detrimental effect on neighbouring settlements.

Impact of further employment development proposed in the emerging Local Plan can only be anticipated and the parishes have no evidence of this being fully supported by their communities.

The addition of a new community in the immediate vicinity of the employment land is contrary to the adopted and emerging Local Plan.

All three parishes are working with planning consultants to head off the housing development.

Members of the public are urged to submit their views, for or against, through Stroud District Council’s planning portal by the Monday, July 21.

Gill Jennings, STC clerk said: “It is vital that each individual considers the impact of increased traffic and proposed access points and effects on the landscape and character of the area.”