Publication: Pre-Submission Gloucester City Plan

Pre-Submission City Plan

Policy SA17: Land South of Triangle Park (Southern Railway Triangle)

Ward / Postcode / GeoRef

Elmbridge / GL4 3JS (nearest) / E: 384603 N: 217834

Gross Site Area:

4.2 ha

Allocation:

B1 / B8 Class Employment use

Description and overview

This site is currently used by Network Rail for operational purposes. However, this will cease during the plan period. The site provides an opportunity for an extension to the successful 'Triangle Park' to the north and is therefore allocated for B use employment.

Site specific requirements and opportunities

Design and layout

  • Consideration to be given to the views of the site from the Metz Way and the railway line approaches.
  • Design should be of a high quality that is locally distinctive and positive given this site forms an entrance point into the city particularly for rail users
  • Create appropriate planting buffers to help mitigate any noise, vibration and air pollution from the railway line and integrate with the wider GI network.

Highways and access

  • Access via existing route of Metz Way, with link into site via Metz Way bridge.

Historic environment

  • Archaeological Assessment given previous use of the site.

Biodiversity

  • Green infrastructure contributions between Ayland Gardens and Overbury Road (the closest opportunity to the site). Further consider Green Infrastructure connectivity to Former Great Western Road Sidings (Site Allocation SA5).
  • Creation and retention of suitable habitat for invertebrates and reptiles and other brownfield site species.
  • Green roofs and walls should also be utilised on site.
  • Bat survey: Building inspections (and any required emergence/re-entry surveys) if any buildings are scheduled to be removed or altered and bat activity surveys.
  • Badger survey: To assess presence.
  • 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.