Draft Gloucester City Plan 2016 - 2031

Draft Gloucester City Plan

Quedgeley Severnvale Ward

4.33     Quedgeley Severn Vale Ward is situated to the south west of the city and is the northern most ward in Quedgeley Parish, which also includes Quedgeley Fieldcourt ward. The ward is bounded to the west by the River Severn and is bisected by the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal which runs north east to south west through the ward. The predominant land use to the west of the canal is agriculture while residential development lies to the east of the canal. The employment areas of Green Farm and Olympus Park are situated in the north east of the ward.

SA14: Land at Clearwater Drive

Site description and overview:

This is a greenfield site with residential development on three sides and the Gloucester/Sharpness canal to the north.

Gross site area: 2.09 ha.

Summary of responses to previous consultation:

  • Partial development of this site ensuring that nature conservation assets are managed and enhanced long-term is accepted from a biodiversity perspective on this County Council owned site. The site is designated as a Key Wildlife Site and thus an ecological survey and assessment will be needed to inform any detailed development proposals that might come forward.

Proposed allocation:

  • Two Form Entry Free School.

Constraints:

  • Half of site in Flood Zone 2.
  • Wildlife and nature conservation considerations (Key Wildlife Site) to north west of site.
  • The site has unknown archaeological potential. Further archaeological assessment and mitigation may be required.

Sustainability Appraisal findings:

  • Minor negative SA scores for biodiversity, soil quality and townscape/landscape. Potential sustainability issues in relation to these areas, but with the possibility of mitigation and/or negotiation.

Site specific requirements:

  • Two Form Entry Free School.
  • Or 15-30 dwellings plus enhanced public open space provision.
  • Large children’s play area.