District Councillors’ Newsletter

The Chief Executive, David Hagg, will be retiring on 5th October, after 17 years service. His replacement is Kathy O’Leary, who will be joining SDC in November. Kathy comes to SDC from Surrey, where she has held a senior management position for the last years. She has a background in Planning, which may be useful given the Government proposals to increase Stroud’s housing allocation considerably over the coming years. The interim position will be held by members of the existing Senior Management Team.

The Community Consultation on the Local Plan Review is due to start before the end of the year.
Currently there is a Community Governance Consultation in place, including possible changes to Parish Councils and Parish Boundaries. Have your say by going to the consultation link on the SDC webpage. It is open to members of the public. (see separate post on Parish Boundary options)

The proposals to charge for car parking in Nailsworth, Dursley, Wotton and Berkeley have been dropped, and the Government has announced it will not be asking SDC to hand over nearly half a million pounds next year as had been proposed, instead of Government subsidy coming to SDC.

Locally, we understand that the FGR Stadium planning application will be presented to Development Control Committee in November. Various condition discharge applications relating to Great Oldbury are still arriving at SDC Planning. We continue to get the best deal possible for Eastington residents.

As ever, we can be contacted on John 0780 8922918 email cllr.john.jones@stroud.gov.uk
Stephen 07802 595307 email cllr.stephen.davies@stroud.gov.uk