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Affordable housing agreed for plot in Kings Quarter

Published
12.03.2020

Cabinet members have resolved to allocate a segment of land in the Kings Quarter redevelopment known as 'plot 1' to affordable housing totaling in 25 homes.

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Gloucester City Council is looking to allocate an entire plot in its Kings Quarter redevelopment solely to affordable homes.

What's known as ‘plot 1’ has been identified as a suitable location for 25 homes which would be a combination of rented and affordable buying options, such as shared ownership.

The need for affordable, good quality homes is outlined as a requirement in the authority’s City Plan, as well as in other policy documents such as the Housing, Homelessness and Rough Sleeping strategy and the Driving up Design strategy.

The Housing, Homelessness and Rough Sleeping strategy identifies the importance of good quality housing in building strong and resilient communities, while the Driving up Design strategy outlines how the council will work with leading local architects and property developers to build good quality, attractive properties.

Cllr Richard Cook, leader of Gloucester City Council and cabinet member for environment, said: “Plot 1 of Kings Quarter presents the council with an opportunity to kick start our commitment to affordable housing in Gloucester, directly addressing the city’s needs as identified in the Housing and Homelessness strategy.

“There are also numerous other benefits to this proposal, including skills development and apprenticeships with the successful developer, social value embedded in our construction supply chain, and creating better places to live and work be reusing both derelict and underused assets.”

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