News in the Citizen today reveals that the Railway Triangle will be turned into a “desirable estate”.
“The plans would see 360 new homes, including 309 townhouses, built on the 30-acre site in a £65million scheme.”
Considering the state of the housing market, and that places like Kingsway are not finished and only slowly selling houses, Hunts Grove is still to be built amongst others, do we really need more housing right now?
Some plus sides are:
“Proposals for a new health innovations centre, allotment space, tennis courts, retail areas and business premises are also included in the scheme”
It is generally accepted that this piece of land is generally shabby looking and not a particularly nice piece of land, but is this all they could do? There was talk of Gloucester Rugby building a new stadium which didn’t work, as well as many other schemes. The most attractive suggestion for me was to move the station there and have better access to both lines. In any case, a more public facility would have been nice. I also wonder about access but the story yesterday does outline that aspect.