GCCC Launches New Planning Application

I have received the below press release from the Gloucestershire County Cricket Club relating to their new planning application for the Nevil Road based club. It is important the local community get to have their say on the revised plans. Two consultation meetings are taking place on Wednesday March 14th and Thursday March 15th 2012, see below for full details.

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 Club’s 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 Club’s 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.

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