Lawnstone Square - Exciting proposals to transform Coleford town centre
On 30th August the District Council revealed its plans to regenerate the former Lawnstone house, bungalow and annexe site in Coleford.
The 'Lawnstone Square' design proposals aim to improve the overall look of a prominent area of the town’s High Street and the ‘gateway’ to the historic clock tower.
The scheme will see a new town square and gardens, a mix of high quality housing and commercial units suitable for small business start-ups on the vacant site next to the District Council offices.
The development will also provide the Council with an income stream, which will be used to improve services for residents.
Public Consultation - Round 1
The initial ‘Lawnstone Square’ plans were revisited by the design team, following a first round of public consultation where they received a mixed-response.
The design team made changes to the plans as a result of the public feedback and meetings with the Coleford Neighbourhood Development Plan Group.
The feedback from the first round of consultation is available to view below:
Public Consultation - Round 2
The revised designs were presented to the 19 October full council meeting where members voted unanimously to support the £2.3m regeneration project.
A second round of public consultation took place and the feedback is available to view below:
Planning application submitted for determination
The feedback received during the two rounds of public consultation has helped to form the final designs for the planning application that has now been submitted to the District Council for determination.
The full Lawnstone Square plans and associated documents can be viewed on the Council’s website in the 'View planning application' section under planning reference number P0067/18/FUL.
Comments on the planning application can be submitted to the Council online or in writing by Friday 2 March 2018.
If the plans are approved construction is likely to start in the spring.
The Council welcomes public comments throughout this regeneration project, so if you would like to feedback your views please email LawnstoneSquare@fdean.gov.uk