Fortey House – affordable housing consultation

Dear All,

Hopefully you will have received a leaflet over the last few weeks from Bromford Housing the owners of Fortey House, a former older-person housing scheme in Northleach. The site is set to be transformed into 24, two and three bedroom homes available to local people by affordable housing provider Bromford.

Plans for the new development will be on show at a special ‘drop in’ consultation event in the Cotswold Hall anytime between 3pm and 7pm on the 17th July, with local residents and those interested in the homes being urged to attend to share their views on the proposals.

Representatives from Bromford’s development and housing teams will be on hand to provide advice and answer questions on how to apply for the homes, how Bromford’s unique ‘Deal’ works, and any impact construction may have on local residents.

Bromford project manager Sarah Walker, who will be managing the development of the site, acknowledges that the Fortey House has hit a number of barriers in the past but hopes with community support, much needed affordable housing can be created in the Cotswold’s. She said: “Bromford would like to take this opportunity to apologise to those who live near Fortey House for the delays in redevelopment. Unfortunately, the loss of funding and various other issues prevented us from pushing the scheme forward as quickly as we wanted. “However, I’m pleased to say we’re now investing heavily in bringing affordable homes to Northleach and have organised this event to share plans with the local community, and those interested in moving into these homes.

The consultation event will take place on Wednesday 17th July in the Cotswold Hall, West End, Northleach GL54 3HE (opposite the Wheatsheaf Hotel), feel free to drop by anytime between 3pm and 7pm.

If you are unable to attend the event you can find out more at or by calling The Housing Advice Centre at Cotswold District Council on 01285 623300 for advice on eligibility and registration.

Kind regards,
Cat Crompton

Northleach with Eastington Town Council

Local Plan ‘drop-in’ events

Cotswold District Council is holding a consultation the emerging Local Plan’s proposed district-wide housing requirement. It sets out strategies for accommodating proposed development requirements , notably housing, up to 2031. It also covers issues such as access to services and facilities, transport and commuting issues, and matters related to the local economy. The public has until 5pm on Friday 19 July, 2013, to submit comments.

To help clarify the issues under review, the Council will be holding the following three ‘drop-in’ events for residents:

Friday 28 June St Lawrence’s Hall, Chesterton 2 pm – 7 pm
(Note: the main focus of this meeting will be the Chesterton strategic development site.)
Tuesday 2 July CDC Chamber, Trinity Road, Cirencester 2 pm – 7 pm and
Wednesday 3 July Moreton Area Centre, Moreton-in-Marsh 2 pm – 7 pm.

Residents are encouraged to come along to one of the events to join officers who will be on hand, with ward Members, to answer queries and hear people’s views. The consultation paper can be viewed and commented online at

If you need more information please contact