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

Foxglove Gardens (formerly Lawnstone Square)

On 30th August 2017 the District Council revealed its plans to regenerate the former Lawnstone house, bungalow and annex 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. 

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 2017 full council meeting where members voted unanimously to support the £2.3m regeneration project. A second round of public consultation then ran until Friday 3 November 2017. For more information, please view:

The revised designs were on display in the District Council’s main reception, the foyer of the Main Place, Coleford Tourism Information Centre and Five Acres Leisure Centre reception. 

The feedback from the second round of consultation is available to view below:

Feedback received from this consultation exercise helped to form the final design for the planning application which was approved on 13th June 2018.  The Planning Application Number is P0067/18/FUL

A list of Frequently Asked Questions has also been put together: