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Roman and Iron Age finds on Baxters Fields…. Find out more here

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We are the Slad Valley Action Group

who are a group of local people who have come together because we believe Baxter’s Fields should remain fields - they are an essential green space for Stroud, and form part of the setting of the beautiful AONB.

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We won the appeal - but now there is a Judicial Review…

Gladman’s determination to waste public money and to fight the indefensible in order to make money out of destroying a beautiful landscape seems to be unending.  They have not accepted that they have lost the appeal because this is a bad development - but just as they claimed local people and the local council, English Heritage, Natural England and thousands of objectors were all wrong, now they claim the Planning Inspector was too.  They are taking the Planning Inspector to Judicial Review - which means it is going to court.  We are not really a party to this as it is Gladman versus the Planning Inspectorate, and there is not much we can do at the moment except hope the judge makes the right decision.

The worst case is that the appeal decision will be overturned, and then some new appeal process will be rerun. If that is the case, we will have to refight the appeal.  The best case is that the Judge dismisses the Judicial Review and then we are safe for now.

We will update this information when we know more - eg on timescales.