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Fairford Environmental Society

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The Fairford Environmental Society

AGM and Social, Wednesday 15th July 7.30 pm

Fairford Community Centre

Come and hear about the Society's Activities during the last year while enjoying CHEESE & WINE. There will also be a raffle.

Click here for the Agenda.

Click here for the Draft 2008 AGM Minutes.


The Fairford Environmental Society was formed to fight the first major planning application for Lake 104, from 1992 to 1994, which consisted of a holiday village and water ski centre. It was successful in keeping the developers at bay.

It also objected to the HBC car scrap yard on Whelford Road and fought against the destruction of the last bit of woodland within the Fairford conservation area at Fayre Court.

Between 2005 and 2008 the Society once again acted as the centre of opposition to the latest threat to our peaceful landscape from Cygnet Investment's planning application for a major second home/tourist development on Lakes 104, 103 and 103a. We represented all the objectors at the Cotswold District Council Planning Committee meeting on 21st February 2007 and worked closely with the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England. Through the generous donations of our many supporters and members we were able to hire a barrister to appear for us at the Public Inquiry held in December 2007 when Cygnet appealed against the CDC refusal.

Other Activities

As well as reacting to current threats, the Society has been involved in other behind the scenes activities looking to the future. A representative of the Society attended the Gloucestershire Environment Partnership Launch on 17th October 2007 and the Gloucestershire Environment Group Strategy Meeting in January 2008.

The Society made a representation to the Cotswold Water Park Strategy for the next 40 years supporting many of the proposals, but asking for more attention to flooding issues, local road capacity and the wishes of residents.

The Society has been involved in various planning applications affecting the environment. Individual members have helped with the clearance of the Court Brook and related flood issues.

If you would like to join the Society and/or make a donation, please print off the Membership/Donation Form and return it to the address at the bottom of the form.

The Fairford Environmental Society in no way supports breaches of the peace or unlawful behaviour.

Our contact details:
The Fairford Environmental Society,
27 Moor Lane,
Fairford, Glos., GL7 4AL

Tel. 01285 712003

Click here for a copy of our constitution.

Thank you for your support

Lake 104 through barbed wire

Lake 104 2007

Lake 104  - devastating the trees

Lake 104 - colis of barbed wire, harmful to wildlife

Lake 104 -pointless alley across field