500+ MORE HOUSES FOR CAM!
Another 500 + houses are being proposed for the Cam area with another 4 sites for future consideration.
The 2017 Strategic Assessment of Land Availability (SALA) has now been published. See below for link to Stroud District Council.
The following is a statement from this publication:
The development strategy needs to establish just how and where at least 11,400 dwellings are to be located across the District by 2031
Stroud District's housing requirement to 2031
National policy requires local planning authorities to have a clear understanding of housing needs in their areas and to ensure that their local plans meet the full objectively assessed needs for housing as far as is consistent with all other aspects of policy. 2.22 The Council has worked with adjoining authorities to prepare a Strategic Housing Market Assessment that identifies the amount and types of housing that are likely to be needed during the Plan period to 2031. The Council has considered a range of estimates of local population growth, the changing nature and size of households and future housing demand.
Whilst this SALA has concentrated on identifying a future land supply for housing, employment, retail and community uses, the main purpose of the planning system is to plan for sustainable communities. This means managing the supply and use of land to create places that we want to be living in, working in or visiting in the future.
We all know that there is a dire need for more houses, we at Cam parish Council are concerned about its effect on Cam, which is why we have a Neighborhood Development Plan (NDP) committee
The NDP steering group are working hard to try and mitigate some of this growth.
We understand there is a need for more houses, but we want to have the choice of how this growth will be applied and to the character that is Cam, not just a row upon row of box like houses.
With this in mind we desperately need more residents to become members, or Just step forward, not necessarily become a full member of the steering group but to say
"HOW CAN I HELP?"