Publication: Pre-Submission Gloucester City Plan

Pre-Submission City Plan

Policy SA15: Land South West of Winneycroft Allocation

Ward / Postcode /GeoRef

Matson & Robinswood / GL4 6HY (nearest) / E: 385108 N: 214493

Gross Site Area:

0.86 ha.


Approximately 30 residential dwellings.

Description and overview

Greenfield site on the eastern side of Winneycroft Lane, broadly opposite Sneedhams Road. Currently used for grazing and keeping horses. This site provides an opportunity to link with the wider JCS strategic allocation at Winnycroft and deliver a small number of new homes.

Site specific requirements and opportunities

Design and layout

  • The site lies in a medium Landscape Sensitivity Area. The layout, form, scale and architectural appearance should complement the setting of the site and not impact on the views into or from the Cotswold AONB and Robinswood Hill.
  • Properties should be laid out to create an active frontage to Winnycroft Lane.
  • The site should be designed to create a suitable transition between any built up area to the north and the rural fringe of the city.

Historic environment

  • Archaeological assessment.
  • Site is relatively close to the protected moated site to the south.


  • Maintain and enhance hedgerows and trees.
  • A remnant orchard is located to the north east of adjacent land and on the opposite side of the M5, plus fruit and nut trees on site. Implement opportunities for linear orchard planting in hedgerows, in consultation with the City Council.
  • Bat surveys: Building inspections (and any required emergence/re-entry surveys) if any buildings are scheduled to be removed or altered and bat activity surveys.
  • Bird survey: Not required, but vegetation scheduled for removal between March and August must be checked for evidence of breeding birds.
  • Reptile survey: To assess presence.