Lawnstone Square - Exciting proposals to transform Coleford town centre

The District Council has revealed its design proposals to regenerate the former Lawnstone house, bungalow and annexe site at the ‘gateway’ to Coleford town.

The unveiling of the ‘Lawnstone Square’ concept designs marks the launch of a community consultation process.

As well as improving the overall look of a prominent area of the town’s High Street and the ‘gateway’ to the historic clock tower, the ‘Lawnstone Square’ development seeks to provide a mix of high quality housing and commercial units suitable for small business start-ups. It will also provide an attractive and versatile public open space for the enjoyment of residents and visitors.

A local design team headed by Sustain-by-Design have been commissioned by the Council to produce a set of drawings and residents and businesses are invited to view the sketch proposals for the mixed-use development and feedback their views to the Council.

Public comments will help form the final design for a planning application which will be submitted to the Council in November. If approved construction is likely to start early next year.

The designs are available to view here, at the District Council main reception, Coleford, the Main Place, Coleford, in the foyer and Five Acres Leisure Centre reception from Thursday 31 August to Friday 15 September. Explanatory leaflets and comment forms for feedback will also be available at the exhibition stands.  Alternatively comments can be emailed to LawnstoneSquare@fdean.gov.uk. The comments will be published once the consultation has finished, the Frequently Asked Question's are being updated regularly to reflect the responses received to date.  

Councillor Richard Leppington, Cabinet Member for Development, Asset Management, Planning Policy, Infrastructure and Housing said: “Lawnstone Square is an exciting development that will regenerate an area of the town which has been begging for redevelopment for some time. This is an opportunity to provide new homes, business units and a public space right in the heart of the town.  We encourage people to look at the design proposals and let us know what you think.”

Mayor of Coleford, Councillor Nick Penny added: “Myself and members of Coleford Town Council have looked forward to seeing the full details of the Lawnstone Square scheme, which we hope will play a pivotal role in enhancing this entrance to the town centre.”