After over two years at the Joint Core Strategy Examination, the Inspector has written her report and concluded that there are exceptional circumstances for Green Belt release at four of the five proposed strategic allocations within the Green Belt. The Inspector concluded that arrangement for housing apportionment where inter alia, Gloucester’s strategic allocations are allocated to Gloucester.
Pegasus Group has supported and promoted the land in the Green Belt at Innsworth which is a strategic urban extension to Gloucester for 1,300 dwellings and employment land. In addition, Pegasus Group has promoted land at Twigworth for 750 dwellings in the Green Belt which was originally included in the Draft Plan as a strategic allocation, but when the Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State the Twigworth site was excluded. Pegasus Group made representations on the Joint Core Strategy and attended the Core Strategy Examination Hearing Session. The Inspector has concluded that there are exceptional circumstances for land to be removed from the Green Belt at Twigworth, which would contribute a greater level of housing supply to Gloucester than North Churchdown also in the Green Belt. Accordingly, Twigworth has been recommended as an additional strategic allocation.
The Councils are now taking the plan forward for adoption at full Council meetings over the next few weeks. For further information contact Sarah Hamilton-Foyn at the Cirencester office.
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