Publication: Pre-Submission Gloucester City Plan

Pre-Submission City Plan

Policy SA07: Lynton Fields, Land East of Waterwells Business Park

Ward / Postcode / GeoRef

Quedgeley Fieldcourt / GL2 2SF / E: 381831 N: 212615

Gross Site Area:

2.0 ha.

Allocation:

B Class employment uses

Description and overview

The site comprised mainly improved grassland with buildings related to the poultry business and to small scale industry. There are car storage facilities to the north and east, industrial buildings to the west and three large villas to the south. It is located to the east of the very successful Waterwells Business Park and offers the opportunity for an extension to this.

Site specific requirements and opportunities

Design and layout

  • Any development should be laid-out to mitigate any potential impacts to the existing residential properties to the south of the site.
  • The transition between employment and residential will need to be carefully considered and appropriately designed.
  • Development should be set back from Nass Lane to preserve its character.
  • Potential for widening Nass Lane to provide footways and cycling routes should be fully explored.
  • Consider opportunities for improving public transport.

Historic environment

  • Archaeological Assessment.

Biodiversity

  • Enhancement to species rich grassland connectivity through site and enhancement to watercourse.
  • Bat surveys: Building inspections (and any required emergence/re-entry surveys) and activity survey.
  • Bird surveys: Not required, but vegetation scheduled for removal between March and August must be checked for evidence of breeding birds.
  • Reptile survey: To assess presence.

Flood risk

  • A site-specific Flood Risk Assessment is required if any development located within Flood Zones 2 or 3 or is greater than one hectare. Other sources of flooding should also be considered.
  • Assessment and implementation of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) in accordance with general advice and site-specific recommendations in the Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) Level 2 (September 2019).