A plan to build about 250 homes opposite the proposed Southern Quadrant off Somerby Hill has been submitted to the district council.
If approved, the houses will be built between the Hill Side Drive estate and the Prince William of Gloucester Barracks, off Bridge End Road. There are already plans to build 3,700 homes nearby off Somerby Hill as part of the Southern Quadrant.
The outline plan to build on the greenfield site has been submitted by Persimmon Homes and landowners Balderson Farms Ltd. It includes one, two and two and a half storey homes and some affordable housing. These are likely to be a range of two, three and four bedroom homes.
Planning consultant Mike Sibthorpe said that building on the greenfield site had become necessary as there was a lack of brownfield sites in the area to meet demand.
A consultation event was held last year for the developer to hear comments from the public. One woman who attended the event said: “It is a traffic issue. You’ve got the Southern Quadrant, with all the cars from that, you’ve got this lot, and you’ve also got the Army coming back to the barracks. And there’s only one access point to this site on Somerby Hill, at a dangerous corner point.”
The consultants have said a detailed Transport Assessment Travel Plan has been undertaken and said development can take place before the completion of the Southern Quadrant Link Road which is due to be finished by 2019.