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"let the Forest be a beacon of eco-design"

As the summer holidays begin, we want to say a big thank you to all those who, in different ways, have got involved in the first stage of our consultation to inform the update of the Forest of Dean Residential Design Guide.

  • we've had over 750 visitors to this website since it was launched

  • nearly 150 people completed the launch survey (we'll share a report on that before the Autumn)

  • around 50 photos were shared of the places people live and the things they value - as we all know, ‘a picture speaks a thousand words’. This will help us to get a genuine ‘picture’ of local character and local housing (rather than just words) - see the montage at end of this post

  • two coach tours for local people around the district (one in the north and one in the south) were run to look at and comment on recent housing developments; and,

  • a workshop for secondary school students (the all-important next generation) was held at Dean Magna School

A great start! Thank you all those who have given their time and thoughts so far.

Find out more about the overall process by clicking here.

Below, we put together a montage showing a selection of the photos shared with us as part of this first stage.

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