In May 2022, Stroud District Council refused permission for revised plans by Piper Homes for the 35 dwelling application submitted in November 2020, for the following reasons:
- The proposed development would have a detrimental impact upon the character of the immediate and wider landscape associated with Minchinhampton and Rodborough and which forms part of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
- The site is highly sensitive to new residential development. The provision of affordable housing does not bring about a public benefit that would otherwise outweigh the identified harm or the requirement to attribute 'great weight' to the preservation of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
- The proposed development fails to secure sufficient affordable housing.
- The proposed development fails to secure appropriate mitigation to offset the impact of the development on Rodborough Common.