Plans opposed by Fairford Town council passed

Plans for 22 new homes in Fairford passed by Cotswold District Council

Plans for 22 new homes in Fairford passed by Cotswold District Council

First published in News Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Brendan McFadden
Wilts and Glos Standard by , Reporter

PLANS for 22 homes in the north west of Fairford were provisionally approved at a meeting of Cotswold District Council’s planning committee last week.

Developer Spitfire Property Group (SPG) wants to build 22 homes on land at the edge of Saxon Way.

The proposals were passed on condition that SPG makes half of the development affordable housing and makes financial contributions to primary and secondary education.

Mark Wardle, of Fairford Town Council, called for the application to be refused at the meeting as he said it could add to the town’s drainage problems and because other housing development proposals in the area needed to be assessed before the plans could be allowed.

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10:02am Thu 24 Apr 14

Cotswold Lad says...

With 50% of them affordable and a financial contribution to the local schools it sounds like a good deal.
With 50% of them affordable and a financial contribution to the local schools it sounds like a good deal. Cotswold Lad
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11:23am Thu 24 Apr 14

Olly Cromwell says...

....will the mud splattered sign "welcoming" folks to Fairford ever be cleaned?
....will the mud splattered sign "welcoming" folks to Fairford ever be cleaned? Olly Cromwell
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12:00pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Geoff66 says...

Affordable housing -
- what is affordable these days?
- when we say affordable, does that mean they are affordable in terms of local people's financial expectations?
- are these homes to be focused on local people (i.e. Cotswold born and bred) or does this mean that they are open to all?
- will these homes actually decrease the number of local people looking for homes and wanting to get on the property ladder?
- where exactly are these potential people and families coming from?
- why are we not building more local homes and affordable homes across the whole of the Cotswolds, which would enable people to live in the villages and towns where they were born rather than having to be re-homed in the larger towns across the Cotswolds?

- does anyone actually understand what "Affordable housing" is rather than mixing this up with "Affordable Starter Housing" so as to enable young people to get a foot on the property ladder?

- across the rest of Europe "renting" homes is the normal, and yet in the UK, we still believe in the adage that a "English man's castle is his home" is this really an expectation / dream which we can continue to rely on and expect?

Section 147 payments by contractors, should not be just about investing in local roads and education....surely it is more about investing in the community and the long-term future and needs and aspirations of local people and these communities....that seems to have been forgotten !
Affordable housing - - what is affordable these days? - when we say affordable, does that mean they are affordable in terms of local people's financial expectations? - are these homes to be focused on local people (i.e. Cotswold born and bred) or does this mean that they are open to all? - will these homes actually decrease the number of local people looking for homes and wanting to get on the property ladder? - where exactly are these potential people and families coming from? - why are we not building more local homes and affordable homes across the whole of the Cotswolds, which would enable people to live in the villages and towns where they were born rather than having to be re-homed in the larger towns across the Cotswolds? - does anyone actually understand what "Affordable housing" is rather than mixing this up with "Affordable Starter Housing" so as to enable young people to get a foot on the property ladder? - across the rest of Europe "renting" homes is the normal, and yet in the UK, we still believe in the adage that a "English man's castle is his home" is this really an expectation / dream which we can continue to rely on and expect? Section 147 payments by contractors, should not be just about investing in local roads and education....surely it is more about investing in the community and the long-term future and needs and aspirations of local people and these communities....that seems to have been forgotten ! Geoff66
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8:01am Fri 25 Apr 14

Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum says...

maybe they ought to complete the area around Fairtford Gate first, esp the roads.

what a disgrace ... it seems all and sundry have dug up this stretch of road at one time or another.

A 4 x 4 should be de rigueur in Fairford.
maybe they ought to complete the area around Fairtford Gate first, esp the roads. what a disgrace ... it seems all and sundry have dug up this stretch of road at one time or another. A 4 x 4 should be de rigueur in Fairford. Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum
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