New neighbourhood centre for Brockworth approved

planning permission

SFP were glad to have helped assist in gaining planning permission from two separate local authorities for a new neighbourhood centre for the residents of Brockworth.

The site comprised of an area of underutilised and vacant land measuring approximately 0.14 hectares, straddling the boundaries between two Local Authorities, the majority within Stroud District and the remainder in Tewkesbury Borough. Full planning permission was granted by both Stroud District Council and Tewkesbury Borough Council, for a single storey building to provide a convenience store (Class E) and a separate single storey building with two flexible use Class E/takeaway uses on land on the corner of Lobleys Drive and Typhoon Way, Brockworth.

The scheme was carefully designed by Roberts Limbrick Architects to fit-in with masterplan for the site and the development will provide a valuable service to the local area through the provision of a local centre for the community, with Co-op the anchor tenant, as well as brining additional employment opportunities. SFP assisted in appointing the wider consultant team including Cotswold Transport Planning and Noise Harvest to cover some of the technical matters relating to transport, drainage and noise.

Our Planning Statement highlighted he benefits of the proposed development which included securing a high quality of design in accordance with the approved masterplan for the site; helping to meet the areas retail convenience needs and providing a local centre for the community; reducing the need for travel to existing retail/takeaway uses as well as providing local employment opportunities.

The scheme received the support of lots of local residents and planning officers at both Stroud and Tewkesbury agreed the proposals accord with the development plan including JCS, Stroud Local Plan and Tewkesbury Local Plan as well as the aims and aspirations of the NPPF.

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