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Planning for Sharpness Eco VillageGloucestershire

Sharpness has been included as a growth point to provide a new Eco-Village within the Stroud District Council Local Plan Review Preferred Strategy.

Client

Lioncourt Strategic

Site details and constraints

This is a greenfield site between Gloucester and Stonehouse outside of any settlement.

Our role and services

Ridge was required to produce a concept and strategy which was accepted by the Council and wider community. In order to obtain this, it was necessary for Ridge to

  • Lead and instruct a multidisciplinary team
  • Identify key constraints and planning policy implications
  • Form a planning strategy
  • Carry out extensive pre-application engagements with the LPA and stakeholders
  • Develop a strategy for community engagement

Outcomes

The proposed Eco-Village will provide a comprehensive development that will include the following;

  • A 10ha business park
  • Up to 5,000 dwellings to meet the District’s needs up to 2036 and beyond
  • Primary and secondary schools
  • Community services
  • Green infrastructure which includes 13.5ha of new wood planting
  • Potential for a new rail link to Cam
  • Improvements to junction 14 of the M5 motorway
  • New Eco Village

    Allocation within Stroud DC Local Plan Review Preferred Strategy

  • 5,000

    Dwellings

  • 10ha

    Business park