LEGLAG   Leckhampton Green Land Action Group

Ltd.

 
 

LEGLAG is a community group formed in 1993 to safeguard one area to the south of Cheltenham, bringing local people together, working to protect the rural character of Leckhampton. This area is bounded by the Cotswolds Escarpment to the east and the village of Shurdington to the south. Leckhampton has been safeguarded for generations, the village predates Cheltenham, providing valuable farming land and recreation green space needed by the town. Our view and evidence has been tested in recent times with four inspectors turning down large scale development for many important sustainability issues.  We welcome new ideas and members, please go to membership to find out more.


We promote the use of this land for local food production, recreation and use of the many footpaths criss crossing the area of mixed woodland, fields and beautiful meadows.


We work towards the longterm conservation of a wide diversity of wildlife and habitat including the many ancient hedgerows, trees and woodland, small mammals, birds and a rich variety of wildflowers and insects.

Welcome to LEGLAG

BBC Points West reporting on the victory for local campaigners after plans for 800 new houses in Up Hatherley were scrapped. (broadcast March 2014)

NEWS & DATES

Ian Bickerton (Chair of LEGLAG) standing for Leckhampton on May 5th Local Election

  1. Bickerton Leaflet 17 April 2016.pdf


Recent LEGLAG Member Emails:18th March 2016.pdf

13th March 2016.pdf


Robert Hitchins ignores the JCS and throws in a premature planning application on Kidnappers Lane  - 27 Feb. 2015


Redrow 370 Planning Application onto Whitecross - Corner of Farm & Leckhampton Lanes.

  1. LEGLAG REVISED WC370 leaflet.pdf

  2. LEGLAG REVISED APP370 LGS A5 POSTCARD.pdf

  3. LEGLAG REVISED APP370  A5 POSTCARD.pdf


GOOD NEWS: Outline Planning Application REFUSED for 650 Houses in Leckhampton.


IMPORTANT: Final JCS Public Consultation underway - 1st July to 18th August, please see leaflets below for evidence & information:

  1. LEGLAG JCS Leaflet Aug 14 pdf

  2. LwWH Parish Cl JCS Aug 14 pdf

  3. LEGLAG Leaflet Aug 2014 Final Week JCS pdf

  4. Cheltenham Alliance - Report on JCS Housing Numbers pdf

www.cheltenhamalliance.co.uk


View responses to the draft JCS public consultation


GOOD NEWS - PLANNING APPLICATION ON BRIZEN FARM TURNED DOWN - 15th Nov 13


You will have seen Anne's posters around the area ... this is the FULL STORY


Did you see our front page piece in the Echo? View our Ad


Cheltenham Council Minutes of the JCS Council 5th September, answers to many public questions and who voted through the 33,500 houses


Save the Countryside JCS Leaflet


All the evidence you ever needed, please take a look at the Leckhampton with Warden Hill Neighbourhood Planning document with a Local Green Space application.

PLEASE JOIN US

The success of LEGLAG has been down to local people getting involved, writing letters or emails to make their views known. More information on membership of LEGLAG

LEGLAG APPEAL 15/03/13

As you are aware Leckhampton has been protected for many generations, LEGLAG in more recent times supported by four Inspectors at major enquiries. In this next period we face the perfect storm with the NPPF and Councils unprepared with slow progress on the JCS & Local Planning - see March 2013 newsletter below.


For the first time LEGLAG now ask for donations to create a fighting fund, it is the only way we can defend the green fields, we need to employ a few professionals to help on Traffic, Planning & Environmental evidence.


A BIG THANKS to those who have already given generously ... watch this space!


Details on how to donate

Martin Horwood MP in the House of Commons at Prime Minister’s questions 19th December 2012, regarding the new Green Space Designation and Neighbourhood Planning in urban and suburban communities like Leckhampton, Warden Hill and Whaddon

BBC Points West reporting on how “the councils proposing the [JCS] development have got their figures wrong”. Leader of the council Steve Jordan admits the housing targets are

“sort of the best guess” (broadcast November 2013)