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Update on Funding Bid for the Bristol Road Station, Stonehouse

29 May 2013 at 13:13

The Town Council through the hard work of Councillor Watt and the Town Clerk Gill Jennings have submitted a scheme prioritisation proforma in an attempt to provide funding for the re-opening of Bristol Road Station.

The Council feel it is important to protect the site from development in order to preserve a future railway stop to link Stonehouse, Stroud, Quedgeley and environs to employment centres such as Bristol, to provide an alternative route in the event of a motorway catastrophe and to ensure sustainability. 

The scheme has the support of MP Neil Carmichael, Stroud District Council, Stagecoach, First Great Western, Network Rail, Wycliffe College, and others.  The scheme would potentially link with another scheme proposed by Stroud District Council for Ocean Bridge. 

Scheme prioritisation proformas are available to view at:

If you wish to support the scheme please write to the Town Clerk before the closing date of 10th June 2013.

Tags: Bristol Road Station | Neil Carmichael | Stroud District Council

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The Environment Agency have issued Environment Permit to Urbaser

29 May 2013 at 13:06

Received from the Environment Agency:

We have now completed our determination of Urbaser Environmental Limited's Environmental Permit application for an energy recovery facility at the Javelin Park site in Haresfield, Gloucestershire.

The applicant has chosen to continue with their application for an environmental permit following refusal of planning permission.  It is our statutory duty to follow the determination process to its conclusion and make our final decision on the application.  Having previously published our draft decision and reviewed all comments received from our public consultations we have now decided to issue a permit.

The planning and permit determination processes are distinct and separate, where the environmental permit can be granted without planning permission and vice versa.  The permit holder would still need to obtain planning permission for construction of the facility, before they are able to operate at Javelin Park.

We are distributing this information more widely to the public over the next few days.  We will also update our website with further information

Tags: Javelin Park | Incinerator

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Work Starts on the Youth Centre Buildings in Oldends Lane

09 May 2013 at 09:27

Building work has started on the £170,000 youth buildings in Oldends Lane, Stonehouse.

Stonehouse Town Council agreed to fund the project in April 2012 when the company Unite Modular Buildings went into liquidation and agreed to donate six modules to the youth building.

Town Councillor Pam Swain said, "We never thought we would get any money for a youth building but when the modules became available it was an opportunity that we couldn't turn down."

The town has been in desperate need of a youth club since the old building on Elm Road was condemned five years ago because of asbestos.

Now a brand new youth building with a meeting room, kitchen, quiet room and toilets will be ready by the autumn.

Groups such as Young Gloucestershire and Stonehouse Action 4 Youth have been involved in planning what the building will look like and will also be responsible for fundraising in order to pay for furnishings inside the building.

Tags: Stonehouse | Youth Club | Young Gloucestershire | Stonehouse Action 4 Youth

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Would you like a Boule Court for Laburnum Field?

08 May 2013 at 11:21

We currently have a proposal in place to build a Boule Court at Laburnum Playing Field in Stonehouse and would hugely appreciate any feedback that you, as the residents of Stonehouse, might have regarding this project.

Would you use a Boule Court if one was built here?

We would love to hear your feedback, so please can you either comment against this news post (using the handy form below) or send an email to with the subject line "Boule Court".

Responses are requested to be in on or before Friday 17th MayWe very much look forward to hearing from you.

Tags: Recreation | Laburnham Field

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