A few days ago, Northleach with Eastington Town Council were approached by Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) who own the land to the east of Westwoods and south of the road out of the Town. This land is sometimes known as Bassett Road field and is detailed as N1 on the Cotswold District Council SHLAA.
It is their intention to prepare the land for sale, as central government has indicated that all unused land in their ownership should be utilised. The SHLAA prepared by the Cotswold District Council indicates that the land is suitable for 72 new houses and it is the intention of the GCC to prepare reports on the land and seek planning permission to build these houses which would include 50% affordable houses.
Within one month GCC expect that initial archaeological work will begin and this will probably last a few days. They have also indicated that they will keep in close touch with the Town Council.
GCC have asked to see the results of the Town Housing Needs Survey so please could I request that everyone completes the Survey so that your wishes can be taken into account at this crucial stage in the future development of Northleach. There are spare copies at the Westwoods in the Foyer.
Cllr Vicki Hewer
Northleach with Eastington Town Council