The developer wants to build 300 houses next to Gloucester station

A developer intends to build 300 houses next to Gloucester station and has purchased the nearby brownfield.

The £ 70million redevelopment plan aims to create a mix of family homes for rent, as well as city center apartments.

Network Rail’s land purchase agreement is the developer’s third with the public body, as they are currently working on two previous projects near Exeter station.

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The site purchased from Network Rail consists of the railway sidings, where the old rolling stock was stored, which runs alongside the station as well as Great Western Road.

The developer, Eutopia Homes, says the goal of the project is to “respond to the city’s growing workforce by providing housing for rent and for sale that is well designed, of high quality and at affordable prices. “.

Plans for this eight-acre redevelopment will be submitted in the New Year, although preliminary sketches show a mix of terraced housing and apartment buildings – separated from the railroad tracks by a tree-lined path.

If the plans are approved, the new housing will form part of the area around the recent multi-million pound station regeneration project led by Gloucestershire County Council.

An architect’s drawing of the proposed layout

Scott Hammond, Founder and CEO of Utopia Homes, said: “We are excited to present this complicated brownfield site for a balanced new community of homes for sale and for rent.

“The recent investment by the University of Gloucester in the acquisition of the old Debenhams store for a new campus, as well as the recent investment by the City Council in the creation of a new computer center for the UK at proximity to Gloucester City Council headquarters, will bring more jobs. to the City, which will increase the demand for high-quality housing.

Do you think this is a good use of the site? Or are there already too many houses in this part of Gloucester? What about those who cannot afford a house?We want to hear your thoughts on this story, so tune in and leave your comment below.

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