SDC District Councillor report for 2015-16(1).

Your District Councillors for Wotton-under-Edge and North Nibley are Cllr. June Cordwell (Community Services committee); Cllr. Lesley Reeves (Housing committee) and Cllr. Ken Tucker (Environment committee).

The Stroud District Council (SDC), Local Plan, which defines the housing and employment requirements in the District until 2031, has been approved and issued. The plan encourages at least 11,400 homes to be built and identifies the number and location of these homes, including up to 1350 homes on land between Stonehouse and the M5 motorway. The strategy is to locate development at higher tier settlements and restrict development outside settlement limits to conserve the countryside. The Stroud District Local Plan is available to view at

A revised scheme of polling districts and stations has been agreed following the Electoral review of the District by the Boundary Commission. From May 2016, Wotton-under-Edge ward will comprise of Wotton-under-Edge, Divisions 1 and 2, but with an amended boundary to the south of the polling district to reflect changes to the district ward boundary; North Nibley parish and will also include Stinchcombe parish. The new district of Wotton-under-Edge (South) will be part of Kingswood ward.

The final arrangements for the Multi Services Contract (Refuse) for the in-house SDC owned Ubico refuse collection and sorting service were approved following detailed work by Environment committee.

Budgets have been set for 2016/17 and a District Council tax increase of just under 2% (1.99%) has been agreed by Stroud District Council. Details are available at

Lesley Reeves

District Councillor for Wotton-under-Edge ward

14th March, 2016