MEMBERS of the public are invited to visit drop-in sessions as part of the upcoming Local Plan review.

This review will allocate potential key areas in Stroud district for development in the coming years.

Development could include housing, employment sites and new community facilities.

Public exhibitions will be held to discuss the plans for each ‘cluster’, the details are as follows.

Hardwicke Village Hall, Green Lane, Thursday, October 26 3pm to 6.30pm.

Stroud Subscription Rooms, George Street, Saturday, October 28 9.30am to12.30pm.

Stonehouse Town Hall, High Street, Saturday, November 4 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Frampton Village Hall, The Street, Thursday, November 9 3pm to 6.30pm.

Painswick Town Hall, Victoria Square, Tuesday, November 14 3pm to 6.30pm.

Stroud District Council leader Steve Lydon (Lab) said: "It’s about where homes, businesses and infrastructure should be located so that we can build strong and healthy communities.

"The aim is to ensure that we create a great district to live, work and enjoy, for now and for generations to come."

Cllr Simon Pickering (Green), chair of SDC’s environment committee, said: "The local plan is a high-level strategy document about future development within in the district.

"It will need to take into account potential effects of Brexit, changes in transport needs, climate change, an aging population, a changing world where online shopping continues to grow, and the future of high streets shops."

For more information click here to see our previous article about the local plan review.