Newland Homes’ plans for 100 houses on Stroud industrial site

More than 100 homes could be built on disused and dilapidated areas of an industrial estate in Stroud after a Gloucester-based developer submitted a planning application.

Newland Homes wants to build 111 properties on seven acres of Daniels Industrial Estate, near Aldi on Bath Road, with work starting as early as summer if Stroud District Council approve it.

Their plans include 88 two and three bedroom terraced, semi-detached and detached homes, and 23 one and two bed apartments.

A spokesperson for Newland Homes, which built 36 canalside homes at Bowbridge Wharf, said the properties will be sustainable – equipped with air source heat pumps, solar panels and “high levels of insulation.”

Stroud News and Journal: A mock -up of the view from Dudbridge Road if Newland Homes' plans go aheadA mock -up of the view from Dudbridge Road if Newland Homes’ plans go ahead

Jeremy Drew, developments director at Newland Homes, said: “In our thirtieth year in business we are firmly focused on sustainable homes for the future.

“Everyone has a role in the fight against climate change, and as an independent housebuilder, it’s within our power to do this.

“By reducing the reliance on fossil fuels and removing some of the barriers to living more conscientiously, our latest homes will help occupants to significantly reduce their carbon footprint.”

In early 2018, the estate was granted permission for demolition and redevelopment, but after the proliferation of new supermarkets the operator did not proceed.

Stroud News and Journal: A mock-up of the proposed houses viewed from Bath Road A mock-up of the proposed houses viewed from Bath Road

Newland Homes entered into an agreement with the landowner in October 2020 to prepare a new planning application for the brownfield site.

The plans would not affect the Fern House Offices, Gate House and the B&Q store, which will be retained on site.

Newland Homes intend to plant trees, create two landscaped spaces for recreational use, and build hedgehog highways as well as bird and bat boxes.

The mature hedgerows which run along the boundary of the site will be retained and managed.

The existing site entrance from Dudbridge Road would be retained as part of the redevelopment and a second entrance point for cars will be created on Bath Road.

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