LAKE 104 TEMPORARY FOOTPATH CLOSURE UPDATE FROM FAIRFORD TOWN COUNCIL:

13/07/2021

LAKE 104 TEMPORARY FOOTPATH CLOSURE UPDATE FROM FAIRFORD TOWN COUNCIL:

The Town Council is aware of the widespread concern about the continued closure of footpaths around Lake 104 and through to the Whelford Road, and also the large number of public objection comments that have been submitted on the CDC Planning website in response to the Compliance application 21/02472/COMPLY. While this application relates mainly to a revised location for the site compound and other environmental matters, the Planning Committee recognises that there are potential implications for other aspects of the development including footpath access.

The existing temporary closure comes to an end in September, and the developer must apply to the Secretary of State, for the closure to be extended, by the beginning of August. Gloucestershire Public Rights of Way would like to hear from residents regarding your thoughts on the closure. All representation, will then be sent on to the Secretary of State for a final decision to be made.

In order to gather local representation, we have set up a specific email address for you to send in your comments: footpath@fairfordtowncouncil.gov.uk.

Please email in your comments by the end of July. All emails will be sent on the Gloucestershire Public Rights of Way.

Comments that have been submitted on the CDC website regarding the compliance application will not be considered by PROW, so you will need to send your comments, by email, to the address above.

We are actively working with the developer and the local planning authority (CDC) for a satisfactory resolution of these issues in line with the terms of the original planning consent (09/00882/OUT).