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Plans to build eight houses and two flats were rejected by FoDDC in February this year; as expected Severn Vale Housing Society has lodged an appeal with the Planning Inspectorate.

Building on this site will:

  • impact on the surrounding area with its prominent skyline position
  • be very close to two listed black and white cottages
  • impact on the neighbouring conservation area
  • will visually ruin the main entrance to the village and create a harsh urbanised environment in an extremely picturesque rural location
  • mean an excessive density of housing for a rural location
  • increase the number of cars traveling up and down 'Rock Pitch' (already a bottleneck)
  • be unjustified – the claim of additional low-cost housing for local people is spurious
  • contradict the previous planning application for one dwelling on the site that was refused
  • contradict the aims and objectives of the National Policy Planning Framework or Policies CSP.1 and CSP.5 of the Core Strategy

We have to stop this development – please download the following MS Word letter template, amending the name, address, date, and salutation then send to the Planning Inspectorate via their website:


  1. Click on the 'Comment on this case' link.
  2. Complete your name and address, adding yourself as an 'Interested Party'.
  3. Attach your revised letter and submit.

Please contact the webmaster here if you are experiencing problems sending – we can help.


2 Responses to “ROCK PITCH Development Planning Appeal – Objection Letter Template”

  1. Alec Tritton says:

    I asked one of our UKIP County councillors to check the number of vacancies in primary schools in the Forest of Dean for this year.
    You may be interested to know that Redmarley is already 2 over PAN. Staunton & Corse has no spare places and Pauntley just two.
    A development such as this would by its very nature appeal to families with young children and thus burden our local primary schools beyond the availability of places.

    • Bruce says:

      Thanks Alec – yes, I believe the school capacity issue was one of the arguments against the plans before FoDDC rejected it.