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Stonehouse Library

29 July 2013 at 09:31

Gloucestershire Council is considering whether Stonehouse Library should be located in the Town Hall. The Town Hall is a public building on the High Street next to the Post Office which is owned by the Town Council.

GCC are committed to keeping a library in Stonehouse but is looking at alternatives to the current building in Elm Road which needs a new roof and other essential maintenance work. If the library is moved to the Town Hall it is possible that it could be open for longer hours.

Before making a decision about whether or not the Town Hall would be a good location for the library, we would like to find out what people in Stonehouse think about the idea. Your views are important to us and we will take them into account in making our decision.

The Survey is now complete and the results will be published after the next Finance and Strategy meeting (30th Sep 2013).

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Appeal Notification for Javalin Park - Incinerator Latest

17 July 2013 at 15:44

An appeal has been made to the Secretary of State against the decision of Gloucestershire County Council to refuse to grant planning permission for the proposed development of an Energy from Waste (EfW) facility for the combustion of non-hazardous waste and the generation of energy, comprising the main EfW facility, a Bottom Ash processing facility and Education/Visitor Centre, together with Associated/Ancillary Infrastructure including Access Roads, Weighbridges, Fencing/Gates, Lighting, Emissions Stack, Surface Water Drainage Basins and Landscaping.

The appeal will be determined on the basis of an Inquiry.  The procedure to be followed is set out in the Town and Country Planning Appeals (Determination by Inspectors) (Inquiries Procedure) (England) Rules 2000 (as amended); although, as likely duration of the proposed Inquiry will exceed 6 days, the standard approach to timetabling referred to in the above Rules will be replaced by an agreed bespoke timetable.

As part of the appeal process, The Planning and Development Unit in Shire Hall will be forwarding all the representations previously made to us on the application to the Planning Inspectorate and the appellant.  These will be considered by the Inspector when determining the appeal.

If you wish to make comments, or modify/withdraw your previous representation, you can do so on the Planning Portal at or by e-mailing  If you do not have access you can send three copies to:

Helen Skinner
The Planning Inspectorate
3/02 Kite Wing
Temple Quay House
2 The Square

All representations must be received by 3 September 2013.  Any representations submitted after the deadline will not usually be considered and will be returned.  The Planning Inspectorate does not acknowledge representations.  All representations must quote the appeal reference APP/T1600/A/13/2200210.

Please quote the Planning Inspectorate appeal reference in any correspondence.

The appeal documents are available for inspection at Gloucestershire County Council, Shire Hall, Gloucester  GL1 2TH between 8.30 am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank or other Holidays) or online at

You can get a copy of one of the Planning Inspectorate’s “Guide to taking part in planning appeals” booklets free of charge from the Planning Portal at or from us. 

The Council is also providing information regarding the progress of the appeal on the following web site

Posted in Javelin Park Incinerator | The Environment | No Comments