As you may be aware Valley Trading have applied to increase their current recycling limit at Babdown Airfield from 45,000 tons to 75,000 tons. This is a vast capacity, on the scale of a big city and the location of the site is quite unsuitable. The resulting increase in HGV traffic would have an unacceptable impact on the surrounding roads and villages including Beverston, Tetbury, Kingscote and Nailsworth, and it needs to be resisted. The application was very low on detail and Valley Trading have been asked to provide supporting information which will include likely vehicle movements.
We are really grateful to the work of the Parish councillors, and our MP, Geoffrey Clifton-Brown who have led the objections on this, and I note there are over 70 independent objections on the Gloucestershire planning website with more being added each day. A Facebook page for those wishing to reject the application has been set up and can be found athttps://www.facebook.com/groups/367776513945795/?ref=group_header
Despite this, it appears that the application has not been well publicised, and we have complained that formal notifications seem to have been overlooked in many areas. Therefore, we felt it may be useful to hold a group meeting with the objective of formalising and growing support for the objections to the site.
I am hoping therefore you can join us for a brief meeting in The Barn at Calcot at 18:00 on Friday 17th May. It would be good to air the views of each impacted parish, and our own planning consultants CSJ Planning will be on hand to answer any technical issues on the application. Hopefully we can conclude with a plan of action to grow support for the objections, perhaps the various bodies, Beverston, Kingscote, Tetbury (TTC) etc could join together in a planned campaign with the backing of the elected representatives.
I would be extremely grateful if you could spread this invitation far and wide and to any of those who may have been missed from circulation.
Name Representing Name Representing
Caroline Lowsley-Williams Chair – Beverston Parish Council
David Morris Vice Chair – Beverston Parish Council
Oliver Preston Beverston Parish Council
Fiona Gunn Secretary Beverston Parish Council
Dermott McMeekin Beverston Parish Council
Cllr Jorn Osterbro Beverston Parish Council
Caroline Beardwell Beverston resident
John Baldwin Babdown
David Hurdle Babdown
Greville Vernon Bowldown Farm
Geoffrey Cliffton-Brown Local MP
Melanie Graham-Hunter Local Resident
Debbie Patrick Local Resident
Fiona Thornton Clerk at Kingscote Parish Council
Graham Nicholls Kingscote Parish Council
John Bowers Kingscote
Sebastian Cooper Chair of Kingscote Parish Council
Richard Gale Kingscote
Ben Bennett Kingscote
Rick Morgan Cotswold District Councillor
Richard Norris Tetbury and Tetbury Upton Ward of the CDC.
Stephen Hirst Gloucestershire County Councillor
Sandra Ball Mayor of Tetbury
Richard Witchell Chairman of Tetbury Town Council
Jenny Hunt Tetbury Parish Clerk
Johnathan Duckworth Nailsworth Town Mayor
Anne Elliott Nailsworth Town Councillor
Ron Kerby Nailsworth Town Councillor
Paul Francis Nailsworth Town Councillor
Sue Reed Nailsworth Town Councillor
Stephen Robinson Nailsworth Town Councillor
Robert Maitland Nailsworth Town Councillor
Michael Kelly Nailsworth Town Councillor
Angela Norman Nailsworth Town Councillor
Emma Bonner Nailsworth Town Councillor
Sally Millett Nailsworth Town Councillor
I do hope you can join us. It would be really helpful if you (and anyone else subsequently invited) could respond to Lindsay.email@example.com if you are hoping attend, so that we have an idea on numbers attending.
Exec. Chairman Calcot Hotels
T: 01666 891213