Brimscombe Port latest as demolition nears completion

I’m looking forward this Friday to attending a viewing of the new council homes that have been completed at Summersfield Road in Minchinhampton.

On Tuesday (March 15) we received more information from Government on how people who want to help Ukrainians coming to the UK, can do so.

Like all other councils, Stroud District Council is no longer collating a register of accommodation which has been offered by members of the public for Ukrainian people – all enquiries should now be directed to the Government’s website homesforukraine.campaign.gov.uk

Helping in another way, Saturday March 19 marked the 1st anniversary of the Lucky Severn Community Lottery and I’m pleased to see that £49k has been raised for good causes so far. Please do sign up today to support your local good cause at luckysevernlottery.co.uk

At last week’s meeting of Strategy and Resources Committee we had an update on the latest with the Brimscombe Port development, the demolition is due to complete by April or May and meanwhile the procurement for a development partner continues.

Three developers have been shortlisted and have been invited to participate in the “competitive dialogue” stage of the procurement process which involves discussions between the developers and the Council to help establish the technical details of their proposals.

As councillors we are not taking part in these discussions, which are conducted by officers on the basis of criteria already set by the S&R committee.

Hopefully out of this a preferred bidder will emerge, based on the scores, and this will be considered by councillors at the Committee in July. The successful developer will then consult with the local community and key stakeholders prior to submitting a planning application for the redevelopment in 2023.

A reminder about the Queens Platinum Jubilee street party – applications for road closures. All the information is at stroud.gov.uk/the-queens-platinum-jubilee

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