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Stroud Parish Council

Affordable Housing and Sustainable Development

The Parish Council and the Community have been working together since 2001 to provide affordable housing and sustainable development in the parish. In 2013 the Parish Council set up a sub-committee to discuss development in the Parish with the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) and local land owners.

In April 2018 Cala Homes made an application to the SDNPA for 30 dwellings (12 affordable or 40% of total) and a village hall, in Ramsdean Road, Stroud. The Parish Council supported this application which was heard and passed by SDNPA in August 2018.

The Parish Council is working with East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) Housing Officers to ensure local people are aware of the application criteria and how to apply for affordable housing which will be part of the Ramsdean Road development. For further information regarding applying for affordable housing please see the Hampshire Home Choice website.

Monthly updates from CALA Homes

MAY 2019

  • Plots 9,10,11,12 at various stages of dry lining
  • Plots 13,14,15,1st floor joists installed
  • Plots 16,17,18, ready for 1st floor joist
  • Plot 19 getting ready for 1st floor concrete floor beams
  • Plots 20,21 ground floor block and beams going on
  • Plot 22 ready for superstructure brickwork
  • Plots 23,24,25 1st lift brickwork complete
  • Plots 26,27,28 ready for NHBC inspection then ground floor block and beams to be installed Thursday
  • Plots 29,30,7,8 foundation block work in progress
  • Plots 5,6 foundation steel being installed this week
  • Plots 1-4 1st floor concrete floor beams now installed
  • Calor gas tanks being installed 15th May with first plots connected 23rd May
  • All overhead electric cable and poles to the front of the site now down
  • Work to the Main entrance into the site to commence 20th May so Ramsdean road to the front of the site will be reduced to a single lane for around one week
  • One now plot reserved with interest on three others
  • Show homes to open last week in June

APRIL 2019

  • Site is progressing well due the improvement in the weather
  • Plots 10,11,12 are now roofed in with stairs installed and internal stud walls erected, windows to be installed next week
  • Plot 9 roof construction in progress
  • Plots 1-4 apartments ready for 1st floor concrete slabs
  • Plots 13-19 and plots 22-25 ground floor over sites complete ready for brickwork to start W/c 08/04/19
  • Plots 27 foundation being dug and poured this week
  • Plot 28 steel ring beam foundation nearly finished
  • Plots 5,6 piles exposed ready for construction of the steel ring beam
  • Overhead electric cables should be coming down on the 17th April
  • Site offices and main canteen now in place with car park and compound are almost complete to allow all car/vans to park on site and no where else
  • Site labourer continuing to check footpath to the front of the site and public house car park for any rubbish dropped to keep these areas clean and tidy

MARCH 2019

  • Site has progressed well last month with the few weeks of great weather
  • Plots 10,11,12 are ready for the roof trusses to go on this Friday (weather permitting)
  • Plots 1-4 the apartments are ready for superstructure brick work to start this week
  • Plots 13-19 foundations to have their concrete poured this week
  • 50% of the main offices now in place
  • All site roads to be completed within the next few weeks
  • Off site SSE work to remove the overhead cables progressing well
  • More of an effort has now gone into keeping the roads and area clean and tidy so hopefully this will reduce the amount of complaints the have been coming in


  • Due to the recent poor weather conditions there hasn't been a great deal of production this last month
  • Plots 1,2,3,4 and the village hall foundations are now in and foundation block work complete
  • All piling works now complete and steel work for the above plots commencing next week
  • All service mains now in so road construction can now carry on
  • Tarmac drives to plots 9-12 now in ready for scaffolding and bricklaying
  • Footlift scaffolding in on plot 12 ready for bricklaying when weather is suitable
  • Main compound and tarmac carpark progressing well with offices due to be delivered W/c 11/02/19


  • The first 4 plots are now ready for internal drainage and beams
  • 50% of the site roads are now tarmacked , which should help greatly in keeping the main highways clean
  • Pile mats are now complete ready for the piling rig to come in on the W/c 07/01/19, to take around 2 weeks
  • Stable is now demolished
  • The rest of the internal roads to start W/c 07/01/19 to be completed by the end of January
  • Surface water storage crates system to be installed around 10/01/19
  • Water mains to be installed W/c 21/01/19
  • Gas mains to be installed W/c 28/01/19
  • Work on the site office and compound to start the end of January


  • All perimeter and tree Protection fencing in place
  • Topsoil stripped and stored next to compound area
  • First 3 foundations dug and poured
  • Surface site water Protection bund in place to stop any contamination to water course, and monitored hourly during heavy rain and twice daily other times
  • Ongoing daily roadsweeps to keep roads clean, as at the moment the site is extremely wet and muddy
  • First 2 plots of foundation substructure blockwork in progress but the bricklaying is being held up due to heavy rain conditions
  • We have now moved the salt bin away from the stream wall to prevent children climbing on it and falling into the stream

Related documents

Minutes of previous sub-committee meetings can be viewed by clicking on the relevant date below;

The following documents are also relevant to previous meetings: