Draft Gloucester City Plan 2016 - 2031

Draft Gloucester City Plan

Elmbridge Ward

4.27     Elmbridge used to be one of Gloucester’s smaller wards but it has increased in area as a result of recent boundary changes. The south west of the ward now includes Armscroft Park and the northern railway triangle which were previously in Kingsholm and Wotton. The ward has a close relationship with the neighbouring wards of Barnwood and Longlevens. It contains popular schools and community facilities. Generally crime levels are low and household incomes are above the UK average.

SA04: Helipebs, Sisson Road

Site description and overview:

This is an occupied and functioning industrial site. It is surrounded by residential uses and public open space. Industrial uses are located across the railway line to the west. Whilst an existing employment site, it is understood that the occupier has found alternative accommodation within the city. Given the proximity to other residential dwellings (most of Sisson Road) it is considered that redevelopment to provide further residential dwellings is the most suitable alternative use.

Gross site area: 1.6 ha.

Summary of responses to previous consultation:

  • This is a functioning site and should not therefore be allocated.

Proposed allocation:

  • Residential development, 53 dwellings.

Constraints:

  • Potential contamination issues.
  • Impact on local industrial heritage.
  • The site has been shown to contain some archaeological remains – archaeological mitigation may be required as part of any development.
  • The site is adjacent to the railway and industrial uses so potential noise and vibration issues.

Sustainability Appraisal findings:

  • No negative SA scores given.

Site specific requirements:

  • 53 residential dwellings.
  • Neighbourhood area for children’s play.

SA05: Allstone site, Myers Road

Site description and overview:

This is an occupied and functioning aggregate and waste recycling facility. Surrounded by industry / employment, residential, railway line and public open space. Relocation of existing uses to an appropriate alternative site required to make the site available for residential development.

Gross site area: 5.26 ha.

Summary of responses to previous consultation:

  • None - Not included in the consultation.

Proposed allocation:

  • Residential development of up to 250 dwellings.

Constraints:

  • Flood risk on a small portion of the site nearest to Wotton Brook.
  • Area of Principal Archaeological Interest.
  • Potential contamination issues.
  • Impact on local industrial heritage.
  • Adjacent to railway and other industrial uses so potential noise and vibration issues.
  • The site has the potential to contain significant archaeological remains. Further archaeological assessment and mitigation may be required.

Sustainability Appraisal findings:

  • Minor negative SA scores for sustainable transport and traffic.

Site specific requirements:

  • Around 250 dwellings to include affordable units.
  • Strategic cycle/footway link to the city centre to link with GWR sidings cycle/footway.
  • Public open space.
  • Equipped children’s play areas.
  • Contribution to formal sport.