I have submitted an objection to the Inspector raising my concerns about this development. I am raising questions about this decision with the Housing Minister and have formally requested that the Minister calls the decision in. I will continue to hold discussions with Tewkesbury Borough Council about possible future steps to be taken.
The government is reviewing its planning guidance and I am engaging with the relevant Ministers to try to help get it right for the future. I am asking questions about the status of Neighbourhood Plans and pushing for a standard methodology for calculating land supply be established.
Some new developments are causing issues with the drainage and infrastructure to existing properties within the constituency so I have also raised with the Prime Minister the issue of ensuring that there is enough drainage capacity in place before developments are started and he is following this up. There is an emphasis on building more houses, but it is important to make sure that they are in the right places and that villages don’t get overwhelmed. In the village that I live in, we face a third planning application, when developers have only just completed building the first two.