GCCC Launches New Planning ApplicationMarch 12th, 2012
Gloucestershire County Cricket Club has announced its intention to submit a new planning application for the development of its home on Nevil Road in Ashley Down, Bristol.
The move is a demonstration of the Clubs commitment to the Bristol site, where it has been located for 122 years, and includes a consultation with the local community.
The redevelopment of the ground is designed to secure the future of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club (GCCC) in Bristol, providing new facilities to support the growth plans for cricket in the region and a venue capable of supporting international games.
The new plans encapsulate feedback expressed as part of a previous application that was rejected in January, whilst still ensuring that the 147 housing units in the original proposal can still be created.
The Club has listened and responded to concerns raised by the Planning Committee about height and mass of the development and has revised its proposals to take account of these comments as well as addressing other concerns raised by neighbours.
An appeal against the previous planning decision has now been put in to abeyance to concentrate on this new application.
Tom Richardson, chief executive of the Club, said: We are committed to develop and grow the Club and our business at Nevil Road and we have worked hard to amend the proposals, whilst also delivering a redevelopment opportunity for the Club that allows us to achieve our ambitions.
A key change has been the reduction in height to six storeys, which fits more appropriately with the feedback we have received”.
It is important to us that we hear what the local community and our neighbours think about our plans and are looking for feedback on the changes to help us finalise the proposals before submitting a new application.
Resident drop-in sessions will be held at the Clubs ground in Nevil Road on the following dates:
Wednesday March 14 – 3pm-7.30pm
Thursday March 15 – 3pm-7.30pm
There is also a number on which to find out more 0800 073 1047.Tags: Cricket, GCCC, Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, HowZat, Nevil Road, planning application Back to news