Mr Perkins reported on a meeting between the Parish Council and
the District Council's Planning Department. He told the meeting that
Sovereign Homes were going to submit a planning application two
weeks ago but nothing had been received as yet. Once the plans
have been received arrangements will be made for the residents of
Bisley to view them. It is anticipated that building could start in
The land behind the bungalows has not been transferred to the
developer and it was confirmed that the area of land will not be built
on at present and Stroud District Council will maintain it as
previously. It has been made clear to the District Council that the
whole of the site was purchased for social and affordable housing
and should be retained for this in the future.
The play area has been scaled down and Sovereign Homes will
It was stressed that priority for occupation will be given to Bisley
residents or those wishing to move back to the area who have their
names on the housing list.
District Cllr Greene stressed that Stroud District Council would rely
on information from the Parish Council for the housing needs in the
Parish and an appraisal of housing needs should be considered in
the near future.
- Proposed Sale of Land at Eastcombe
The County Council have agreed to easements being granted by the
Parish Council over the land in question and a site meeting has taken
place. New plans will now be drawn up incorporating suggested
amendments and Mr John Bridges of A E Smith has been instructed
to act on behalf of the Parish Council.
- Terms for British Legion to use Bisley Pavilion
An agreement has been drawn up and was signed by the Chairman
and Mrs Janet Martin on behalf of the Parish Council.
- Oakridge Pavilion
Extensive repairs are now being undertaken and the Ward members
asked for approval for the expenditure of £1,000. This was
unanimously granted. A generous donation of £1,000 towards this
work has been received from Mrs S F Gardiner in memory of her late
husband and other offers of financial assistance have been received.
It was agreed that a meeting take place between Messrs Brooks,
Budgeon and Perkins to discuss the feasibility of requesting grants
for various projects. They will report back at the next meeting.
- Transport - Stagecoach / Cotswold Experience of Stroud
Surprise was expressed at the alteration of the bus timetable for
Oakridge and Bisley without due warning. However, there had been
a mixed reaction to the timings and District Cllr Greene has made
representations. This is now being monitored in order to try and give residents a longer period in Stroud.
A letter has been received from Halcrow, regarding the Stroud Rural Access Study and District Cllr Greene
and the Chairman are to attend. The Clerk will reply to the letter.
- Stancombe Village Signs
A letter had been received from the Highways Department indicating that there would be a charge of £155.00
for placing three village signs at Stancombe. This charge has recently been introduced and the members
indicated their dissatisfaction with it. However, the Chairman had contacted the District Surveyor and
negotiated a reduction of 50%. The clerk was asked to write to the Highways Department confirming this.
A letter and revised plans had just been received from the Highways Department. Although the Ward had not had time to
meet on this, the revised plans appeared to be satisfactory and the Clerk was asked to write to the Highways Department
accepting these revised plans.
District Cllr Greene has spoken to some residents who would appear to be in agreement and a copy of the plan will be put on
the Bisley Notice Board.