March 2018
 
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Land at Monk Meadow. Gloucester


Plans for Gloucester’s new canal-side quarter!

Canal side apartments toward NW.

This website will provide you with an insight into Crest Nicholson’s development proposals for this key site. The Gloucester Quays development project was originally granted outline planning permission by the Secretary of State in 2006. The permission was renewed again in 2016. The Monk Meadow Phase 2 site forms a key part of the wider development strategy.

The next phase is known as a Reserved Matters planning application. Whilst the outline planning application established the principle of development - the reserved matters application addresses the detail. This will cover everything from the design and layout of the buildings and the materials to be used - to landscaping, footpaths, street lighting and a great deal more besides.

A full application for an additional two dwellings in the south west corner of the site is included in the plans submitted to the Council.

Crest Nicholson has submitted the Reserved Matters planning application to Gloucester City Council. It will be subject to detailed scrutiny by the Council’s planning department and a number of other statutory consultees. This will last for approximately 13 weeks following which, the decision whether or not to grant the detailed permission will be decided by the City Council’s planning committee. Local residents will also be invited to comment on the proposals.

Above: The application site - highlighted in red. The application will only include land within the red-line, not outside it.

Proposed Site Layout.


This is the proposed layout for the site. It is approximately 4,3ha in size and will deliver a combination of 55 two and three-bedroom houses and 356 one and two-bedroom apartments ranging from 2 to 4 storeys in height in keeping with the scale of development along the canal corridor.

The proposals include areas of open space throughout the development that will enhance the setting of the existing towpath running along the canal and dock edge. The areas of open space total approximately 0.3 ha and include both hard and soft landscaping to complement the built form as well as seating and areas for incidental play which will be a focus for activity and create informal meeting places. The landscaping is a strong feature of the development, with tree planting along Hempsted Lane and dense shrub and hedge planting to provide an attractive setting to the development.

Pedestrians and cyclists are prioritised in the development with roads generally forming shared spaces and pedestrian routes provided throughout the site to ensure the development is well linked with the surrounding area. All streets, parking areas, public spaces and walkways are well overlooked by dwellings to ensure good natural surveillance. All houses and apartments include covered and secure cycle parking facilities.

There will be allocated car-parking spaces for 484 vehicles of which 52 are visitor spaces.

Approval of the planning application by Gloucester City Council would trigger the payment of £720,000 to the County Council by Gloucester Quays LLP to enhance sustainable transport initiatives including public transport, cycle and footpath improvements.

 

It’s important to note that the submitted plans for the site may change and evolve as the application progresses.

The proposed site plan - Zoom in and pan around for a more detail

The proposed site plan - Zoom in and pan around for a more detail

View toward canal from the roundabout.

Site Elevations


The section drawings and site elevations plan provides an insight into the scale and height of the key buildings and their inter-relationship within the development.

Site Sections Plan
View of new homes within the development

View of new homes within the development.

Meadow Dock / Street / Adjacent Housing Estate - Site Section A

Meadow Dock / Street / Adjacent Housing Estate - Site Section A - Scroll left and right, map above shows scene location.

Meadow Dock / Street - Site Section B

Meadow Dock / Street - Site Section B - Scroll left and right, map above shows scene location.

Hempsted Lane / Block 5 - Site Section C

Hempsted Lane / Block 5 - Site Section C - Scroll left and right, map above shows scene location.

Hempsted Lane Entrance - Site Section D | Hempstead Lane / Sainsbury's Carpark - Site Section E | Block 14 / Sainsbury's Carpark / Canal - Site Section F

Hempsted Lane Entrance - Site Section D | Hempstead Lane / Sainsbury's Carpark - Site Section E | Block 14 / Sainsbury's Carpark / Canal - Site Section F - Scroll left and right, map above shows scene location.

Hempsted Lane looking East

What's your view?

Please use this feedback form to record any comments and views you may have about the development proposals. The feedback we receive will be shared with members of Crest Nicholson's technical team to help guide and inform the design of the site.

Simply click the Send Feedback button when you have completed your comments.

The feedback comments will be recorded verbatim in a Statement of Community Involvement which will be submitted to the Local Planning Authority as part of a future planning application. A unique reference number will be assigned to each comment; any direct personal data in the comment is redacted. Please read our Privacy Notice for further details.

The email, website and Freepost response facilities will be available throughout the statutory consultation period.


 
 

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