The Coleford Hub

Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Diana Gash (member of Coleford NDP steering group) comments on Lawnstone Plans


‘Last chance to get a green and nAtural space in Coleford Town Centre. When Lawnstone House was pulled down it was a shame. Another piece of history and another old building gone. BUT it did leave a lovely open space next to the cinema.
PERFECT FOR A TOWN GARDEN

The Neighbourhood Development Plan group ( volunteers) have found over the last 3 years of asking the people of the apprise what they would like to see in the way of future development that a natural space to relax is a popular request.

This is published in the NDP final consultation document.

The new Architects proposals presented last Wednesday at FODDC have taken no account of this. The proposal leaves only a small area (a town square) with the option of moveable planters. Some trees and small grassy are would be left. The top part which we hoped and expected would be developed as a public garden has plans for three 3 bed roomed houses each with their own private garden. and a large cuboid building. The development of small shops with flats above against the cinema wall is acceptable but not this failure to take up the very last opportunity of creating a town garden by erecting three houses on the site especially when many other sites around the town have been identified.’ Diana Gash (member of Coleford Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group)

PLEASE LOOK AT THE PROPOSALS DISPLAYED IN THE LIBRARY AND ON FODDC WEBSITE

www.fdean.gov.uk/lawnstonesquare

AND REQUEST THAT THE NEED FOR A TOWN GARDEN IS MET- comments to

lawnstonesquare@fdean.gov.uk BEFORE FRIDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER