The communities of Matson and Podsmead are being invited to participate in a series of community sessions to help shape the future of their neighbourhood. The second stage events are taking place in November and will focus upon the future design of the communities.
Gloucester City Council has made the renewal of Matson and Podsmead one of its priorities. Working with Gloucester City Homes (GCH) the first step in the process is to produce a plan for each area. The plan (referred to as a Masterplan) will identify the future layout of the neighbourhood showing both existing and proposed housing, streets, open spaces and public buildings. This Masterplan will guide the development of these neighbourhoods over the next 15- 20 years.
Anita Pope, Director of Housing and Communities at GCH adds: “The ideas and feedback of all residents are hugely important to the design, and we want to encourage everyone to have a voice and take this opportunity to create a place that is enjoyable to live in.”
The events are taking place on:
Podsmead – Wednesday 15th November – marquee opposite Podsmead shops between 3.30 – 7pm (with presentations at 4pm and 5.30pm)
Matson – Thursday 16th November – at Gloucester Academy between 4 -7pm (with presentations at 4.30pm and 6pm)
All residents should receive a newsletter and many will also receive a visit from the Gloucester City Homes team before the events.