Gleeson intend to submit a planning application for 80 homes at Filands, Malmesbury. Gleeson Strategic Land have returned again to challenge Community Led-Planning with the old Speculative Developer led approach.
We have been challenged by Gleeson previously and they were successful in their bid against our wishes to secure planning for the Filands development of 180 homes that is currently been built by Bloor Homes. A key focus of their arguments was down to the fact that Malmesbury did not have an adopted Neighbourhood Plan that had been approved by referendum. We now have a detailed, evidence based democratically approved plan that covers development site allocation up to 2026 that is a key tool to fend off speculative approaches such as this.