Residents concerned over Chesterton housing proposals

Charles Campion of John Thompson & Partners speaks at  previous  consultation over the Chestreton development

Charles Campion of John Thompson & Partners speaks at previous consultation over the Chestreton development

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

RESIDENTS raised concerns over proposals to build 2,500 homes in Chesterton by 2031 at a public consultation at the Ashcroft Centre in Cirencester last week.

Architects John Thompson & Partners (JTP) will draw up plans for the development, which includes a new school and community facilities.

The JTP team gave the audience an update on the project, including details such as the density of the proposed houses, and were challenged several times by residents.

They included Park Ward Community Group member Tony Curry, who said he wanted CDC to present a clear plan of how it would ensure the infrastructure of the town could cope with the new development.

After the meeting split into working groups, many groups said they felt they could not trust that their ideas would be delivered after being let down by developers in the town in the past.

Charles Campion, a partner at JTP, said the development would be planned around what the community want.

Planning proposals for the Chesterton site are expected to be submitted around Christmas 2014.

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2:32pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Col Mustard says...

"Charles Campion, a partner at JTP, said the development would be planned around what the community want."

2500 Turkeys were then asked were they looking forward to Christmas...... the answer was no but we bet the Bathurst's are.....!

Yes public consultation ! who said that fairy tales come true.....However with the Election year approaching don't expect planning permission to be granted until after the General and Local Elections for reasons of " completing the program of. public consultation" ..................
"Charles Campion, a partner at JTP, said the development would be planned around what the community want." 2500 Turkeys were then asked were they looking forward to Christmas...... the answer was no but we bet the Bathurst's are.....! Yes public consultation ! who said that fairy tales come true.....However with the Election year approaching don't expect planning permission to be granted until after the General and Local Elections for reasons of " completing the program of. public consultation" .................. Col Mustard
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12:06pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Rex Cooper says...

"Charles Campion, a partner at JTP, said the development would be planned around what the community want.

Well tell me this Mr Campion and CDC and the councillors of Cirencester who seem to have taken a vow of silence -

What if the community DONT WANT the development ? How would they go about finding out that and what would they do when they did find out that the community DON"T WANT the development.
"Charles Campion, a partner at JTP, said the development would be planned around what the community want. Well tell me this Mr Campion and CDC and the councillors of Cirencester who seem to have taken a vow of silence - What if the community DONT WANT the development ? How would they go about finding out that and what would they do when they did find out that the community DON"T WANT the development. Rex Cooper
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7:45pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Olly Cromwell says...

This issue is hotting up nicely.

Perhaps someone should ask Freemason Mr T Curry where his loyalties truly lie.

As a prospective Conservative candidate in next year's local elections will Mr Curry actually be doing anything to stop the President of Cirencester's Conservative Party from selling this land for profit?

Er, of course not...
This issue is hotting up nicely. Perhaps someone should ask Freemason Mr T Curry where his loyalties truly lie. As a prospective Conservative candidate in next year's local elections will Mr Curry actually be doing anything to stop the President of Cirencester's Conservative Party from selling this land for profit? Er, of course not... Olly Cromwell
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11:59am Tue 1 Jul 14

Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum says...

A return to Tory sleaze and underhand sordid, seedy behaviour.

Its quite clear whats going on here.

Why dont CDC actually ask the residents of Cirencester, and in particular Chesterton, what they want.

Maybe set up an online poll .... if the tories aren't able to rig it.

Nobody but the developers and the landowners want this to go ahead.
A return to Tory sleaze and underhand sordid, seedy behaviour. Its quite clear whats going on here. Why dont CDC actually ask the residents of Cirencester, and in particular Chesterton, what they want. Maybe set up an online poll .... if the tories aren't able to rig it. Nobody but the developers and the landowners want this to go ahead. Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum
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5:52pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Col Mustard says...

Why doesnt CDC ask the Rt Hon G Clifton-Brown for his support for a local referendum on the matter considering the Conservative/Libdem Government ( trying not to laugh now!) are keen on localism and restoring power to the people ?

Putin organised a referendum in 3 weeks but then he was not concerning himself or getting side tracked by Gay marriage ! Which I support as why should only heterosexuals endure misery !
Why doesnt CDC ask the Rt Hon G Clifton-Brown for his support for a local referendum on the matter considering the Conservative/Libdem Government ( trying not to laugh now!) are keen on localism and restoring power to the people ? Putin organised a referendum in 3 weeks but then he was not concerning himself or getting side tracked by Gay marriage ! Which I support as why should only heterosexuals endure misery ! Col Mustard
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6:45pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Geoff66 says...

Charles Champion (John Thompson & Partners) ......well it is clear from what local people are saying and the fact that you and Cotswold District Council, have failed to sell this new development to the people of Cirencester.

Lets be clear......we don't want this development, this development will bring more problems to Cirencester, and it's residents, than it will ever solve, and Cirencester and it's tourism and historic reputation will be damaged beyond repair. This isn't the right move for Cirencester!!
Charles Champion (John Thompson & Partners) ......well it is clear from what local people are saying and the fact that you and Cotswold District Council, have failed to sell this new development to the people of Cirencester. Lets be clear......we don't want this development, this development will bring more problems to Cirencester, and it's residents, than it will ever solve, and Cirencester and it's tourism and historic reputation will be damaged beyond repair. This isn't the right move for Cirencester!! Geoff66
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3:27am Thu 3 Jul 14

David Broad says...

The thing is they ask people what they think about another 2000 houses and then when people tell them their comment is blocked by the profanity filter.
Isn't technology 'king marvellous.
The thing is they ask people what they think about another 2000 houses and then when people tell them their comment is blocked by the profanity filter. Isn't technology 'king marvellous. David Broad
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