Publication: Pre-Submission Gloucester City Plan

Pre-Submission City Plan

Policy SA18: Jordan's Brook House

Ward / Postcode / GeoRef

Barnwood / GL4 3TL / E: 386354 N: 217605

Gross Site Area:

0.85 ha.

Allocation:

Residential: Approximately 20 dwellings.

Description and overview

The site in an attractive location off North Upton Lane and contains existing Council buildings (C2 residential) as well as car parking and gardens. There are a good number of large trees on the periphery. The site offers the opportunity for redevelopment to deliver a small number of new homes.

Site specific requirements and opportunities

Design and layout

  • Provide overlooking to the public footpath to the south of the site.
  • Preserve the mature character of North Upton Lane through the retention of the existing mature trees building line.
  • Site will need to be sensitively developed to reduce impacts to the existing occupiers to the west and south of the site. Development should not encroach on these boundaries or create any overlooking or loss of privacy.

Historic environment

  • Archaeological desk-based assessment, possible archaeological evaluation via trial trenching.

Biodiversity

  • Improve Green Infrastructure links via a corridor to Land at Barnwood Manor (Site Allocation SA02) and Barnwood Arboretum / Park and Local Wildlife Site.
  • Retention of naturalised watercourse.
  • Lighting scheme that retains darkness to protect local otter population using Wotton Brook.
  • Minimum 10m green buffer strip between any development and the watercourse.
  • Swift blocks, bat boxes and provision for house martins.
  • Maintain good tree connectivity.
  • Bats survey: Building inspections (and any required emergence/re-entry surveys) and activity survey.
  • Bird survey: Not required, but vegetation scheduled for removal between March and August must be checked for evidence of breeding birds.
  • Otter and water voles survey: Survey of watercourse for recent evidence of presence.