Minchinhampton Parish Council

Serving the people of Minchinhampton

Clerk: Ms Jo Barber
The Trap House, West End
Minchinhampton, Stroud GL6 9JA

Welcome to Minchinhampton Parish where individual and historic Cotswold communities - among them Amberley, Box, Brimscombe and Minchinhampton town itself - nestle around the precious and stunning public open spaces that are the National Trust owned commons.

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Winter Silhouettes

Bleak but beautiful. These deep midwinter silhouettes remind us of the extra special landscape in which we are privileged to live. The stunning skylines were snapped for us this winter by the council's photographer friend Simon Pizzey. Hopefully they may also remind us that soon spring will be peeking its head around the corner.

Posted: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 06:30 by Ms Jo Barber

Protests Over New Homes Plans

Objections to 35 new homes at The Knapp in Minchinhampton have been repeated by the parish council Planning Committee

Protests about the Piper Homes' renewed plan for green fields adjoining High Dale have been lodged with the Stroud District Council local planning authority, a year after they were first unveiled.

Minchinhampton Parish Council believes the reasons to oppose the scheme remain "serious and several". It has lodged a substantial paper explaining them all with the district, alongside literally hundreds of comments also sent in by local residents. More »

The council's opposition includes the inappropriate design of the scheme, its intrusive nature and the loss of open space.

Piper Homes, however, say the homes would be "affordable", integrate with their surroundings, meet sustainability criteria and broadly accord with local plans. » Less

Posted: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 06:24 by Ms Jo Barber

New Town Centre Streetlights

Even the bats, it seems, should be happy with the very latest LED streetlights in central Minchinhampton, pictured above.

Half a dozen energy saving, replica gas lantern style, decorative lamps have begun showing the way after dark up the High Street. And they're less glaring for nocturnal wildlife, such as bats, as well as human residents.

The trial scheme was part of Gloucestershire County Council's street lighting improvement programme said Hughie Graham, the authority's project manager. He said it was four years ago that GCC decided to cut its energy bills by installing LED street lights everywhere. More »

But in an historic and picturesque place like Minchinhampton detailed negotiations and experiments led by the Parish Council followed before the golden glow of the mostly 2,700k "Bronte" lanterns from makers Pudsey Diamond suited everyone.

Cllr Nick Hurst, chair of the Minchinhampton Parish Council, said: "We are really pleased the county eventually agreed their standard roll-out wasn't suitable for conservation areas like ours". » Less

Posted: Mon, 13 Dec 2021 11:18 by Ms Jo Barber

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