Good news to hear that the planning application to erect 91 houses on the lovely historic meadow at Oakhurst Rise was rejected by the Cheltenham Borough Council planning committee at the planning meeting in July.
Saddened, but not surprised, that the planning officer recommended permission, even though there was almost unanimous rejection of the scheme by those who live locally.
The councillors who expressed their support for the scheme should remember that a local green space in a residential area has as much value to a community as any other green space, including those that are in a green belt.
A green space in any local community, especially those in daily use, must have been created for a reason. They should be the last pieces of land for residential development – once they are gone, they are gone forever.