Consultation (yes another one) is open on the Join Core Strategy. This covers housing development within Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury over the next 20 years. However, because Stroud has declined to take part, this means that Quedgeley and Hardwicke will still be at huge risk of its infrastructure being over stressed by the continual dumping of homes and development on the Gloucester/Stroud border.
Stroud District Council seems to have a habit in recent years of dumping its development requirements on the edge of Quedgeley/Hardwicke, which is over developing the area and before long, the local infrastructure is just going to “pop”. Take Hunts Grove, that development is growing at pace, and yet they have no real local amenities therefore they (quite logically) will be coming into Quedgeley for Shops, Doctors etc. And rumour has it that another batch of houses is ready to be agreed to extend Hunts Grove again, but more on that when I get it.
So with no communication and more importantly co-ordination between Gloucester and Stroud, our hopes that we would see an end to the local development in order to let the community grow and flourish, looks to have been dashed!
- Gloucester City Vision and City Plan – Quedgeley Consultation night (barrykirby.co.uk)