Who We Are.
We’re an action group from Newent in Gloucestershire, set up to coordinate the local residents’ response to the unauthorised occupation and development of just under 6 acres of agricultural land on Southend Lane.
- Oppose Enforcement Appeal APP/P1615/C/09/2107067 lodged against the Forest of Dean District Council’s order which gave 28 days notice that the site must be returned to its original condition and be vacated within 12 weeks.
- Assist the FODDC and Gloucestershire County Council in their efforts to make proper provision within the Forest of Dean for Gypsies, Travellers and their families, so they don’t feel they have to resort to breaking the law in order to set up home.
Latest News and Developments
Our representatives attended the First National Conference ‘Equality in Planning’ Jan 2011, organised by Meriden RAID.
There was plenty of media coverage and the following is an excerpt from an article in the Telegraph:
Mark Greening of Residents Against Inappropriate Development, a group based in Newent, Gloucestershire, said of yesterday’s meeting: “It’s the start of something big to put more pressure on politically and to show that this is not just a local issue for communities, it is a national issue.
“This is the first national conference of its kind. The gipsies and travellers have a collective approach to these things and so should we.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for everybody involved in such issues across the country to come together, share information and demonstrate to politicians that the respectable, settled communities do care.”
We have until 21st January 2011 to send our comments about the Discharge of Condition of appeal decision APP/P1615/C/09/2107067 (8) (i) siting of caravans and ancillary structures, drainage, external lighting, fencing details.
If you’d like to submit your comments but have not already already done so, there are various methods available. Please contact us and we’ll run you through the processes.