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Planning Briefs and Concept statements

The council has produced a number of concept statements and planning briefs for particular areas of Gloucester which have now been adopted as planning guidance.

  • Kings Quarter concept statement
  • Fleece Hotel concept statement
  • Gloucester Docks planning brief
  • Greater Blackfriars planning brief
  • Greater Greyfriars planning brief
  • Industrial Sites - Bristol Road/Tuffley Crescent planning brief
  • Kwiksave Site - Northgate Street planning brief
  • Land East of Waterwells Business Park planning brief
  • Railway Corridor planning brief​
  • Relocation of Court Sites to Great Western Road planning brief

Kings Quarter concept statement

The King's Quarter concept statement sets out the council's preferred approach to the development of the King's Quarter area of the city, which includes King's Square, the bus station, Market Parade, Spread Eagle Road and the immediate surrounding area. The overall aim of this statement is to facilitate the areas comprehensive regeneration, including a significant number of new shops, a new bus station and improved links to the wider city centre.

The King's Quarter concept statement was subject to a six week period of public consultation from Monday 19 March until Monday 30 April 2012.

Following this the statement was amended in light of consultation responses and subsequently adopted by the council in January 2013 as interim supplementary planning guidance for the purposes of development control.

The Fleece Hotel concept statement sets out the council’s preferred approach to the development of the Fleece Hotel site in Gloucester. It seeks to ensure the repair, restoration and active reuse of the site, to create a vibrant urban space in the heart of the city centre, and sets out planning and urban design parameters and proposed uses for the site.

The concept statement was subject to a four week period of public consultation between 16 November and 14 December 2011. Following this, it was amended in light of consultation responses and subsequently adopted by the Council in February 2012 as interim planning guidance for the purposes of development control.

Fleece Hotel concept statement - Interim adoption (February 2012)

Greater Greyfriars planning brief

This planning brief sets out the council's preferred approach for the development of the 'Greater Greyfriars' area of the city, and forms part of the emerging Local Plan for Gloucester. The planning brief was subject to three periods of public consultation and has now been adopted by the council as 'interim planning guidance' for the purposes of development control.

The adopted Greater Greyfriars planning brief, an earlier version and other supporting information can be downloaded below

Interim Adoption 'Greater Greyfriars Planning brief' (February 2010)

Greater Blackfriars planning brief

The planning brief was subject to three periods of public consultation and has now been adopted by the Council as 'interim planning guidance' for the purposes of development control.

In response to the planning brief, the Gloucester Heritage Urban Regeneration Company (GHURC) has produced, in conjunction with consultants, a master plan for the eastern part of the Greater Blackfriars area. This master plan has now been endorsed by the city council and will form a material consideration when determining future proposals in the area.

Interim Adoption 'Greater Blackfriars Planning Brief' (November 2009)

Blackfriars masterplan

Blackfriars masterplan cross sections

Railway Corridor planning brief​​​

This Planning Brief sets out the Council's preferred approach for the development of the ‘Railway Corridor' area of the City, and forms part of the emerging Local Plan for Gloucester.

The Planning Brief was subject to three periods of public consultation and has now been adopted by the Council as 'interim planning guidance' for the purposes of development control.

The adopted Railway Corridor Planning Brief can be downloaded below:

Interim Adoption ‘Railway Corridor’ Planning Brief (March 2011)

Land East of Waterwells Business Park planning brief

This planning brief sets out the Council's preferred approach for the development of 'Land East of Waterwells Business Park', and forms part of the emerging Local Plan for Gloucester.

The planning brief was subject to two periods of public consultation and has now been adopted by the Council as 'interim planning guidance' for the purposes of development control.

The adopted Land East of Waterwells Business Park Planning Brief can be downloaded below:

Interim Adoption 'Land East of Waterwells Business Park' Planning Brief (September 2009)

Appendix 1 - Nature conservation survey

Appendix 2 - Proposed site layout

Gloucester Docks planning brief

This planning brief sets out the council's preferred approach for the development of the ‘Gloucester Docks' area of the city.

The planning brief was subject to public consultation and has now been adopted by the council as 'interim planning guidance' for the purposes of development control.

The adopted Gloucester Docks Planning Brief and associated Public Realm Guidance can be downloaded below:

Gloucester Docks Planning Brief - Interim adoption (January 2006)

Gloucester Docks - Public Realm Guidance (January 2006)​

Relocation of Court Sites to Great Western Road planning brief

This Planning Brief sets out the council’s preferred approach for the development of the "Courts site" at Great Western Road.

The Planning Brief was subject to public consultation and subsequently adopted by the council as "interim planning guidance" for the purposes of development control.

Development and Design Brief (July 2004)

Appendix 1

Appendix 2 - 4

Appendix 5

Kwiksave site - Northgate Street planning brief

The following document has been subject to public consultation and subsequently amended according to the comments. The Response Report and proposed revisions were considered by cabinet and council in May 2004. Subsequently the brief was approved for the purposes of development control and adopted as Supplementary Planning Guidance. Download the document below:

Planning Brief: Kwiksave Site (May 2004)

Industrial Sites - Bristol Road/Tuffley Crescent planning brief

This Planning Brief sets out the council's preferred approach for the development of the ‘Industrial Sites’, located off Bristol Road/Tuffley Crescent.

The planning brief was subject to public consultation and has now been adopted by the council as 'interim planning guidance' for the purposes of development control.

The adopted planning brief and associated public realm guidance can be downloaded below:

Planning brief - Industrial sites, Bristol Road/Tuffley Crescent (March 2003)

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