Publication: Pre-Submission Gloucester City Plan

Pre-Submission City Plan

Policy SA04: Former Wessex House, Great Western Road

Ward / Postcode / GeoRef

Kingsholm and Wotton / GL1 3NF / E: 383701 N: 218632

Gross Site Area:

0.3 ha.


Approximately 20 residential dwellings, temporary accommodation or mixed use.

Description and overview

A small, strategically located site close to Great Western Road underpass. Current building 'Edmundson Electrical' in the centre of the site is severely dilapidated and in need of demolition in order to facilitate development. The site offers the opportunity for higher density residential development or mixed-use given its very close proximity to the city centre and transport hub.

Site specific requirements and opportunities

Design and layout

  • The site should be laid-out to provide direct overlooking and create active frontages to Great Western Road and the adjacent underpass.
  • Opportunity to widen the entrance into the underpass and create improved visibility.
  • Green buffer to be created alongside adjacent railway to mitigate against noise and air pollution from the railway.
  • Clearly defined public and private space, and appropriate boundary treatments will be important around the underpass.

Historic environment

  • Archaeological assessment.


  • Green roofs/walls should be utilised.
  • Creation of bat habitat and roosts as well as swift blocks and the provision for house martins.