Chapter 9

Blaisdon

Introduction
9.1 Blaisdon is a small settlement located on the edge of a lowland agricultural plain approximately three kilometres south west of Huntley. The village has a dispersed form made up of dwellings, farm buildings, fields and orchards. Blaisdon lies partially within the Special Landscape area of the Plan. The majority of the settlement was designated a Conservation Area in January 1990.
9.2 Blaisdon has a very restricted range of local services which includes a Church, public house and meeting hall. Nearby is Blaisdon Hall, a substantial building formerly part of Hartpury College of Agriculture. This building has recently been purchased for residential use.
9.3 There are approximately 30 dwellings in Blaisdon, with an estimated population of 70.
Development Strategy
9.4 Blaisdon is a small village with limited services and restricted access via a network of narrow lanes. The village is not a suitable location for further residential development and will be regarded as forming part of the open countryside. The Plan will continue to protect and enhance the Conservation Area together with the protection of the surrounding open countryside.

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


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