|For over two years SUSTO has been pretty swift to send out an email telling you about the latest planning issue that might befall our community and asking you to pick up the pen once again to complain.
So it’s surprising that when we get the best news for a long time, SUSTO has been silent. That’s my fault. I heard the news last week when I was away, and when I returned it seemed like everybody in the village already knew the result – yes, we had won!
So, better late than never I’m confirming that we have won. CALA’s appeal against WODC’s decision to refuse permission to build 68 houses on the Woodstock Road has been turned down. This is a vindication of our long-held belief that there were no ‘exceptional circumstances’ to warrant building a major development in the Cotswold AONB – just developer profits.
If you haven’t seen the Inspector’s final ruling, you can read it by clicking the link below.