Publication: Pre-Submission Gloucester City Plan

Pre-Submission City Plan

Policy SA19: Land off Myers Road

Ward / Postcode / GeoRef

Elmbridge / 3L1 3QD / E: 384437 N: 218299

Gross Site Area:

0.36 ha.

Allocation:

Approximately 10 residential dwellings

Description and overview

A small brownfield site located off Myers Road, backing onto former gas holder land. The suitability of this site is dependent on the removal of the adjacent Allstones Sand and Gravel site, which has planning permission for residential development and student accommodation.

Site specific requirements and opportunities

Design and layout

  • Enhance the streetscene and create an active building frontage and overlooking to Myers Road.
  • Provide more green infrastructure and create a more pleasant environment.
  • Layout to not preclude the adjacent sites coming forward for development.

Historic environment

  • Archaeological investigation via trial trenching; the site is near the recorded locations of two Roman period lead coffins, therefore an historic cemetery could extent into the area.

Biodiversity

  • Improve tree or hedge planting on the adjacent dismantled gas holder site.
  • Green infrastructure improvements linking to those undertaken and required for Great Western Road sidings (Site Allocation SA05).

Air Quality

  • Given the proximity of potentially polluting land uses and the railway line development should demonstrate compliance in meeting EU limit values and national objectives for air pollutants. The development must be consistent with the Local Air Quality Action Plan.