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Make this plan, Our Plan - public consultation for Our Plan begins today

Forest of Dean District Council invites residents, communities and businesses across the district to have their say on the new local plan strategy by taking part in a public consultation, beginning today, 1st August 2022.

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Forest of Dean village shortlisted as a finalist for BBC award

Following a national BBC campaign, the village of Berry Hill has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Community Group category for 2022’s BBC Gloucestershire's Make a Difference Awards.

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Leading design consultants brought on board to design new Five Acres site

With demolition at Five Acres now complete, Forest of Dean District Council are progressing with the redevelopment and design of the new leisure, enterprise and education facility at Five Acres, with leading independent property, construction and infrastructure consultancy Pick Everard chosen to assist on the project.

FODDC Chairman Cllr Gooch and Cllr Vesma joined representatives from Platform Housing Group, Tricas Construction Ltd, Homes England and Newent Community School and Sixth Form Centre at the Watery Lane development in Newent.

Forty new affordable homes to be built in Newent

Following good partnership working between the Council and Platform Housing Group, construction has begun on a new housing development in Newent which will deliver 40 affordable homes to residents.

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Strategy to future proof sports ground provision in Forest Of Dean

The future of outdoor pitch sports in Forest of Dean has been strengthened with the adoption of the Council’s Playing Pitch Strategy, which was approved at a meeting of the Council’s Cabinet last week (14 July 2022).

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Forest of Dean District Council working with partners to boost tourism

Forest of Dean District Council are underlining their commitment to attracting visitors to the area by extending their partnership with Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Tourism until 2025, working with partners to showcase the best of what the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley has to offer.

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UK Shared Prosperity Funding to give Forest communities and businesses a boost

Forest of Dean District Council have shortlisted 10 projects to receive funding from the first year of the Government’s recently announced UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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New Welfare Charter developed to help protect animals across the Forest

Forest of Dean District Council have created a new Animal Welfare Charter to go above and beyond in their protection of animals from unnecessary suffering and neglect, working with partners and the local community to ensure animals are cared for correctly.

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‘Our Plan’ draft Local Plan strategy to go to Cabinet

The Council’s draft Local Plan Strategy - ‘Our Plan’ will be heard at the next meeting of the Forest of Dean District Council’s (FoDDC) Cabinet on Thursday 14 July at 5.30pm. 

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Lydney overflow car park to be locked overnight to prevent antisocial behaviour

The overflow section of Lydney’s Newerne Street car park will be locked overnight after reports of antisocial behaviour.

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Street Wardens can now issue penalties to those caught littering from vehicles

The Forest of Dean District Council Street Warden team is now able to issue Civil Penalty Notices to people caught littering from vehicles.

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Council and local partners working together towards a greener future

Forest of Dean District Council, Freedom Leisure and The Dean Academy have set up a new partnership to reduce carbon emissions and energy costs at the Leisure Centre and school in Lydney.