Here is a reply from a District Councillor that was published in the Stroud News and Journal this week, following my letter the week before
I have commented on Chas Townley’s blog in reply; my comment is in moderation at the moment.
Like many local people I supported the proposed purchase because it offers the opportunity to maintain an area of land on the edge of Stroud as agricultural land. I accept my £500 contribution was paltry but there is a long record of mutual organisations turning small deposits from many people into significant capital sums as happened in this case.
My personal view is that (even with my well known scepticism about Steinerism) it offered a real opportunity to ensure that this piece of land did not fall into the hands of speculative builders who would have spent a very long time seeking to change planning policy so that the site…
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