Matson & Podsmead Regeneration Update

Matson & Podsmead Regeneration Update

Matson & Podsmead Regeneration Update

Since 2017 we have been working closely with local community groups, local residents, the City and County Councils , the City MP and other community partners to develop plans to support the regeneration of Matson and Podsmead.

The plans for each estate are at different stages and plans for Podsmead are more advanced however despite this we are writing to all local residents over the next week to provide an update on progress.

Podsmead

In November we start consultation with the Podsmead community about indicative plans for the area. All residents are invited to view the revised plans which take on board community feedback at two events – between 3 – 6pm on Wednesday 24th November in a heated marquee on Podsmead Green, Scott Avenue or between 11am – 2pm on Saturday 27th November at The Ramblers, Milton Avenue TIME AND LOCATION CHANGED DUE TO WEATHER WARNING . We encourage everyone to have their say and view our large plans. If you are unable to attend the plans will be made available on the large community noticeboards and in a newsletter that will land with residents in early December.

Image of invite sent to all Podsmead residents

Please note that safety continues to be our priority

  • Please help us to protect your community and wear a face mask if you can.
  • Entry to the marquee will be limited and you may be asked to queue.
  • Maintain social distancing – markers will advise where to stand.
  • Please follow the marked one way system.
  • Hand sanitiser will be provided.
  • If the event is busy and we cannot answer all of your questions we will arrange to speak with you on another day.

Matson

All Matson residents will receive a letter with the following information;

We last wrote to you about our regeneration plans in April, when we promised that we would provide an update later in the year. We hope that you have continued to be safe and well during this period.

Since we last updated you, we have continued to work with Gloucester City Council and your new local councillors to identify suitable land to kick-start the regeneration process, so that we can build new modern well-designed homes for residents and continue to invest in your community, building on the progress made over recent years.

We are looking at every option and whilst that work is still on-going we can confirm that we have agreed to purchase the old pub site next to Matson shops, which currently has outline planning permission for 6 flats and 4 houses and which could help us start to regenerate this part of Matson.

We understand that our regeneration plans are taking longer than we would all like. However we will continue to work together to find a way forward and will consult the community on our revised plans as soon as we are in a position to do so.  

Staying in touch

We will continue to work with community organisations including the Matson, Robinswood and White City Community Partnership and ward councillors and will keep you informed on progress.

In the meantime, we welcome queries or questions, by email (regen@gch.co.uk) or phone (01452

424 344). We will continue to work with you to create a better future for Matson and all who live here.

If you wish to join the Community Advisory Group or would like independent advice please contact Mal from TPAS on freephone* 0800 731 1619 or email gloucester@tpas.org.uk 

* (If calling from a mobile number you may be charged, so leave your name, mobile number and say you are from Matson in Gloucester and they will call you back.)