The Petition

Our petition has been aimed at demonstrating to Cotswold District Council our opposition to the scale of development proposed for Cirencester.  As we achieved the minimum requirement of at least 850 signatures it was put before the Council, debated and deferred to the December Cabinet meeting for consideration.

The wording states:

—“We, the undersigned, believe that the Cotswold District Council plan for an extra 3,360 (39.2%) new homes in Cirencester will significantly damage our town, and will not be a proper solution to the need for more housing in the Cotswolds. We are dismayed at the dismissive response to more than 2,000 objections, including those of the Town Council, and demand that far more of the housing be allocated across the 450 square miles of the District, including brownfield sites rather than productive farmland.”

The petition was signed at specially held stalls in the market place; via online resources; and also at the following retail outlets, whose support Save Our Cirencester gratefully acknowledge:

Chesterton Stores, Countess Lilias Road; The Wool Shop, Dyer Street; Mounties, Mount Street; Compleat Kitchen, Bishop’s Walk; Swiftprint, Silver Street; The Candy Man, Black Jack Street