Coleford town centre

Town centre reports

We have completed reports on the health and effectiveness of Coleford town centre, based on GFirst's Retail Pathfinder Toolkit.

The reports present findings which can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of Coleford town centre. They focus on key themes such as footfall, vitality and economic characteristics.

West Dean and Coleford Regeneration Board

The West Dean and Coleford Regeneration Board was set up in July 2016. The purpose of the Board is to support the emerging Berry Hill, Christchurch and Edge End Neighbourhood Development Plan and work in partnership to create a leisure and cultural destination at the Five Acres site.

The Board is made up of representatives from the public, private and community sectors. The Board is co-ordinated by West Dean Parish Council

Lawnstone Square

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 can be viewed online, 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 will be available at the exhibition stands and comments can be made via: