Cinderford Northern Quarter

Where is the Cinderford Northern Quarter?

The Cinderford Northern Quarter is located to the north-west of Cinderford in the Forest of Dean.

How did it all start?

The process of regenerating Cinderford started in 2006, with a report from consultants Halcrow. This set out a 10 year vision for the future of the town in the form of the Cinderford Business Plan. The key opportunity for regeneration was identified in the Business Plan as the ‘Northern Quarter’.

The Forest of Dean District Council worked closely with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) to prepare an Area Action Plan (AAP) for the Northern Quarter. The aim has been to balance the regeneration opportunities with concern to safeguarding the natural setting.

What’s happened since?

The Homes and Communities Agency were granted planning permission for the site in November 2014. This includes plans for a new education facility, hotel, office and industrial space and new homes. The development will be accessed by a new road linking the A4136 and A4151. 

Work started in Summer 2016 on the first phase of the spine road which is due for completion in Summer 2017.

Key Documents

Cinderford Investment Prospectus

The Cinderford Regeneration Board launched the Cinderford Investment Prospectus 2026  in July 2012. The prospectus outlines the town's vision for the next 15 years up until 2026. It's an aspirational vision but one the Board feel is achievable.

Should you wish to discuss any of the sites in more details, please contact the Regeneration team on 01594 812645 / 01594 812642

Cinderford Northern Quarter Area Action Plan

The Cinderford Northern Quarter Area Action Plan sets out the planning policies to show how the area will be regenerated. For more information and to view the plan please visit the Cinderford Northern Quarter Area Action Plan.

Cinderford Northern Quarter Masterplan and Design Code

The Cinderford Northern Quarter Masterplan and Design Code July 2013 was prepared to support the Cinderford Northern Quarter Area Action Plan (AAP). It was approved by Full Council on 23 February 2012.

The document provides design guidance for the Northern Quarter development.

Cinderford Northern Quarter Biodiversity Strategy Technical guidance

The Biodiversity Strategy sets out a framework to guide individual projects through the planning process. It provides details about the standard of protection, mitigation and enhancement expected as part of the Northern Quarter developments.

For more background documents related to the Cinderford Northern Quarter please visit the: Evidence Base.