Pre-Submission City Plan

Policy SA10: Former Fleece Hotel & Longsmith Street Car Park

Ward / Postcode / GeoRef

Westgate / GL1 2TZ (nearest) / E: 383056 N: 218561

Gross Site Area:

1.6 ha


Mixed use including approximately 25 residential units.

Description and overview

The Fleece complex is a centrally located historic site which is under-utilised and run down. It is comprised of a combination of important listed buildings, and a number of modern buildings all in poor condition within a tight urban grain. Longsmith Street car park is an operational City Council car park to the south west of the Fleece complex. The site offers the opportunity for a sensitive redevelopment to protect and enhance heritage assets, whilst delivering a mix of main town centre uses to support the vitality and viability in this key area of the city.

Site specific requirements and opportunities

Design and layout

  • Opportunities to provide active frontages to Bull lane, Cross Keys Lane and Longsmith Street.

Historic environment

  • This is a sensitive historical site. There is a requirement to refer to the City Council's Concept Statement on all matters to do with built heritage and archaeology.


  • Creation of bat habitat and roosts as well as swift blocks and the provision for house martins.