Developer selected for new canal-side community

Developer St Modwen Homes has been picked by Stroud District Council to deliver a new canal-side community, including 150 new sustainable homes. 

The south-west local authority council chose St Modwen Homes for the Brimscombe Port development. This will include the restoration of a canal basin that was infilled shortly after the end of the Second World War.

Initial work on the scheme, which will include public spaces, commercial, retail, leisure, community and business facilities, is due to begin next month. The project will also enhance the Stroud canal, which has undergone extensive restoration in recent years.

“This is an important and exciting low-carbon development for Brimscombe, the Golden Valley and the wider district,” council leader Catherine Braun said. “The developer will be following ‘building with nature’ standards in line with our 2030 strategy for a more sustainable future.”

St Modwen Homes will now draw up a detailed planning application for the redevelopment proposals, which will include public consultation over the coming months.

St Modwen Homes regional managing director south Jeremy Attwater said: “This is a fantastic project and we are delighted to have been chosen to take this forward. Even as a brownfield site, we see so much potential to create something truly special for the community and the wider district.

“We will retain the heritage buildings, including the listed, stone-built Port Mill and Salt Warehouse, and we are keen to ensure the new development is sympathetic to its surroundings.

“We have strong experience in the local and wider area, and will be ensuring nearby labour is deployed throughout the development.”

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