MCLT Planning Approval in Principle


MCLT is delighted to have received planning permission in principle , conditional upon agreeing a Section 106 with SGC, for the development of affordable housing for rent on a rural exception site at Garston Farm.  

It has taken 4 years to acquire a site and get planning permission so this feels like a very significant milestone. It could not have been achieved without support from the Parish Council, our District Councillors and Marshfield community.

The application received a powerful endorsement from Marshfield community with 79 letters of support and just 2 letters of objection from local residents.

As expected, approval requires MCLT to agree a Section 106 with South Gloucestershire Council. This will address issues such as affordability, facilities and priority for local connections and this process is now underway.

We know there is still a lot of work to do before building work begins and homes are ready to be lived in but it’s good to celebrate this important moment.

MCLT Board May 2020