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Public Consultation on Stroud District Core Strategy

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The six week public consultation on the Preferred Strategy for the growth and development of Stroud District up to 2026 is now open. The consultation seeks public views on:
1) The overall strategy approach
2) An overarching vision for how the District should evolve over the plan period
3) A set of ‘mini visions’ for distinct parts of the District
4) Proposed locations for housing and employment growth; and how the required housing numbers should be distributed between these locations
5) An employment strategy
6) Settlement classification: a ‘hierarchy’ for the District’s settlements
Stroud District Council would like the views of as many people as possible, to help the Council refine and develop a ‘preferred strategy’ for the District. You can find more information online at www.stroud.gov.uk/consult. Here you will find links to the various consultation documents. Throughout the consultation period, hard copies of the consultation documents will be available to view at the following locations:
a.    Public libraries throughout the district (Berkeley, Brockworth, Dursley, Nailsworth, Minchinhampton, Miserden, Quedgeley, Stonehouse, Stroud, Wotton-under-Edge)
b.    Town and parish council offices that open to the public (Berkeley, Cainscross, Cam, Chalford, Dursley, Minchinhampton, Nailsworth, Painswick, Rodborough, Stonehouse, Stroud, Upton St Leonards, Wotton-under-Edge)
c.    The Tourist Information Centre at Stroud Subscription Rooms
d.    The customer service centre at the District Council offices, Ebley Mill, Stroud.

There will be six drop-in exhibitions, targeted at the main development locations, where members of the public can look at the plans and ask questions. Times and locations are:
Wednesday 15 February 3pm – 8pm at Hardwicke Village Hall
Saturday 18 February 10am – 3pm at Winterbotham Hall, Cam
Wednesday 22 February 3pm – 8pm at Brimscombe & Thrupp Social Centre
Saturday 25 February 10am – 3pm at The Subscription Rooms, Stroud
Thursday 1 March 3pm – 8pm at Sharpness Village Hall
Saturday 3 March 10am – 3pm at Stonehouse Town Council
 
Display boards, providing information, will also be available at the following locations and times:
6 February to 26 February – Blooms Garden Centre, Haresfield
11 February to 18 February – Tesco, Cam         
6 February to 26 February – Stroud Town Council
20 February to 3 March – Minchinhampton Library
6 February to 16 March – Ebley Mill, Stroud District Council Offices
6 February to 19 March – Stonehouse Town Council

If you have any comments to make:
Stroud District Council will be very grateful for any consultation responses through the online questionnaire at: www.stroud.gov.uk/consult
This will greatly ease the speed and efficiency of processing, acknowledging and analysing comments.