Agenda item

Petitions and Deputations (15 Minutes)

A period not exceeding three minutes is allowed for the presentation of a petition or deputation provided that no such petition or deputation is in relation to:


·            Matters relating to individual Council Officers, or

·            Matters relating to current or pending legal proceedings


26.1    The following petition, signed by 110 people, was presented by a group of Gloucester residents:


            Planned Development on Sneedhams Green


            We, the undersigned, are totally against the planned development on several grounds. Namely: loss of views, loss of local usage of the green which is in constant use as a starting point.


            We ask that Gloucester City Homes review and discuss this with affected local residents as to the way forward.


            We would bring it to your attention that the latest masterplan (received on the 17th May 2018) was related to a meeting held on 15th May 2018 – we were never informed or invited to any meeting. The first thing that we knew about the new masterplan was when we received this through the letter box.


26.2    A resident of Sneedhams Green stated that there was distress among residents at the prospect of building on the area. He stated that numerous recreational activities took place on the green and that many wished to keep it. He further stated that the group recognised and supported the need for housebuilding in the Matson area but this could be located elsewhere. He highlighted an increase in traffic and the potential threat to wildlife as other factors.


26.3    Councillor Organ, Cabinet Member for Housing Strategy and Planning, thanked the petitioner for raising the issue. He stated that he knew the area well. Councillor Organ also advised that no application was in progress but that, when the process was underway, they would be at liberty to make representations regarding any proposed development.