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Forest of Dean District Council is inviting interested parties, landowners, and developers to suggest sites that they consider suitable for future housing and employment to be assessed as part of the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA).
Planning application process improved to help tackle the climate emergency and plan for a greener future
The planning application process has been updated by the Forest of Dean District Council to ensure any new applications better consider the local environment and biodiversity of their area; while also making the process more user-friendly for residents.
Forest of Dean District Council has been allocated funding from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) as part of the government’s Levelling Up Agenda. The funding will be used to build communities, support local businesses and improve employment and skill-building opportunities.
Forest of Dean District Council is working alongside partners to deliver funding, including over £165,000 in supermarket vouchers in the past 12 months, as well as advice and support to communities across the district.
On Friday [13 January 2023], all local authorities in Gloucestershire set a significant milestone by signing an agreement to work together on a county-wide project to tackle transport decarbonisation and achieve Net Zero emissions by 2045.
Deputy Leader of Forest of Dean District Council, Cllr Paul Hiett to chair Community Safety Partnership in 2023
Forest of Dean District Council has underlined its commitment to working with partners to help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in the district, with Deputy Leader of Forest of Dean District Council and Cabinet Member for Communities, Cllr Paul Hiett re-elected as chair of the Community Safety Partnership for 2023, with Cllr Di Martin re-elected as vice-chair.
The Forest of Dean District Council has enabled the development of 200 affordable homes in 2022. Consisting of 35 social rented homes, 115 affordable rented homes and 50 shared ownership homes. All of which were rated highly on energy efficiency.
Forest of Dean District Council has been working with partners, businesses and residents throughout 2022 on the redevelopment and design of the new leisure, enterprise and education facility at Five Acres.
For the first time, residents in Forest of Dean District will need to show photographic ID to vote in person at this year’s local elections which are being held on 4 May.
Forest of Dean District Council is working with partners including Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue, Forest of Dean Neighbourhood Policing Team, local schools and SkillZONE to educate young people on the dangers of fire and to help reduce the number of arson incidents in Cinderford.
Forest of Dean District Council have praised the demolition contractor tasked with the initial stage of redevelopment at Five Acres in Berry Hill for how they’ve helped to provide opportunities and give back to residents, communities and businesses across the Forest of Dean.
Forest of Dean District Council will pick up real Christmas trees from all households following this year’s festive celebrations as it urges residents to reduce waste over Christmas and New Year and make the most of their kerbside recycling services.