artist's impression of new communal gardens in Posdmead

Plans submitted for the future of Podsmead

After several years of consultation and planning, we have at last submitted our planning application for the regeneration of Podsmead.

The plans include a renewed local centre providing new shops and a community space, with an improved road layout, cycle routes and pedestrian routes across the site. They will create a new sense of neighbourhood on arrival from Cole Avenue with a new multi-use sports and play area, a BMX pump track and an increase in trees, shrubs and planting for communal gardens.

173 high-quality affordable new homes will include four new apartment blocks and 80 houses, while our remaining homes in Podsmead will benefit from energy-efficiency improvements. As part of the development, Podsmead will also see its first ever pharmacy.

Executive Director of Customer Experience, Michael Hill said: “Podsmead is a special community where GCH has deep roots. We have drawn up our development plans in consultation with a wide range of partners including Gloucester City Council, Gloucestershire County Council, local residents, community groups, local schools, health services, the police and environmental groups.

“The improvements in shopping and leisure, the 173 new homes together with our investment in our existing homes will all provide an environment where everyone can thrive. All new properties will use sustainable energy sources and achieve the highest energy efficiency rating possible. Meanwhile, we will invest in our existing homes to bring them up to at least EPC C rating.”

The plans were drawn up by Gloucester-based Quattro Design Architects, a leading architectural practice in sustainable design.

Gloucester City Council will now hold its own period of consultation and their decision is anticipated by the end of 2024. If plans are approved, work could begin in March 2025.