Lawnstone Square - Exciting proposals to transform Coleford town centre
On 30th August the District Council revealed its plans to regenerate the former Lawnstone house, bungalow and annexe site in Coleford.
The 'Lawnstone Square' design proposals aim to improve the overall look of a prominent area of the town’s High Street and the ‘gateway’ to the historic clock tower.
The scheme will see a new town square and gardens, a mix of high quality housing and commercial units suitable for small business start-ups on the vacant site next to the District Council offices.
The development will also provide the Council with an income stream, which will be used to improve services for residents.
Public Consultation - Round 1
The initial ‘Lawnstone Square’ plans were revisited by the design team, following a first round of public consultation where they received a mixed-response.
The design team made changes to the plans as a result of the public feedback and meetings with the Coleford Neighbourhood Development Plan Group.
The feedback from the first round of consultation is available to view below:
Public Consultation - Round 2
The revised designs were presented to the 19 October full council meeting where members voted unanimously to support the £2.3m regeneration project.
A second round of public consultation has now begun and will run until Friday 3 November 2017.
The revised designs will also be on display in the District Council’s main reception, the foyer of the Main Place, Coleford Tourism Information Centre and Five Acres Leisure Centre reception. Explanatory leaflets, which include an area for feedback will be available at the exhibition stands. Alternatively comments can also be emailed to LawnstoneSquare@fdean.gov.uk
Feedback received from this latest consultation will help form the final design for a planning application which will be submitted to the Council in late November. If approved construction is likely to start early next year.
The Council welcomes public comments throughout this regeneration project, so if you would like to feedback your views please email LawnstoneSquare@fdean.gov.uk