Berkley and Sharpness Residents Action Group
SDC are required to accommodate 12,760 new houses between 2020 – 2040. Of these 5,223 are already planned but of the remaining 7,537 they propose to accommodate 2,400 (31%) in a so called “garden village” between Berkeley and Sharpness. In addition a further 490 houses will be accommodated on smaller sites in the area. A second phase to the “garden village” is planned to follow with a further 2,600 houses by 2050.
With developments already agreed, the total number of new houses in the Berkeley and Sharpness area will be over 5,500.
To put this in context this would be a new town approximately 5 times the size of Berkeley. If you include existing houses in the Berkeley -Sharpness area it would form an urban area similar in size to Cam and Dursley .
An action group called BASRAG (the Berkeley and Sharpness Action Group) representing the concerns of local people about development between Berkeley and Sharpness has been formed. We are concerned about Stroud District Council’s proposals in their Local Plan Review for a ‘growth point’ between Sharpness and Berkeley in a so-called “garden village” of 5,000 houses. The group was formed following locally organised residents’ meetings held in both Sharpness (Dec 2018) and Berkeley (Jan 2019).
Request from BASRAG
- Read their www site at BASRAG
- Send in a response to the Planning Inspector and have your say by Wednesday 21st JULY