Chapter 6


6.1 Awre is a very small and isolated settlement located on a level agricultural plain close to the River Severn. It contains only about 30 dwellings, half of which are in a Conservation Area. The overall feel of the settlement is that of a loose cluster of buildings set in an agricultural landscape. A substantial proportion of the buildings in the settlement are listed, and there are other quite imposing and attractive buildings. Many of the buildings in Awre are related to agriculture. There is a very restricted range of services, which comprises a Church, Inn and meeting hall. Access is poor, relying upon an extensive network of narrow lanes.
6.2 There have been no new dwellings built in recent years, and there were no outstanding planning consents for new dwellings on 1st January, 2000.
Development Strategy
6.3 Awre has few services and as a result is not a suitable location for further development and will be regarded as being part of the open countryside. No settlement boundary has been defined, and new residential development will be resisted. The Plan strategy will continue to support the protection and enhancement of the Conservation Area.

Forest of Dean District Local Plan Review, 1st Deposit Draft. July 2000

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