Town Centre Reports

We have completed reports on the health and effectiveness of Coleford town centre, based on GFirst's Retail Pathfinder Toolkit.

The reports present findings which can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of Coleford town centre. They focus on key themes such as footfall, vitality and economic characteristics.

West Dean and Coleford Regeneration Board

The West Dean and Coleford Regeneration Board was set up in July 2016. The purpose of the Board is to support the emerging Berry Hill, Christchurch and Edge End Neighbourhood Development Plan and work in partnership to create a leisure and cultural destination at the Five Acres site.

The Board is made up of representatives from the public, private and community sectors. The Board is co-ordinated by West Dean Parish Council

Foxglove Gardens (formerly Lawnstone Square)

On 30th August 2017 the District Council revealed its plans to regenerate the former Lawnstone house, bungalow and annex site in Coleford.

The 'Foxglove Gardens' 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 District Council is investing £2.3M to build 10 new apartments, 3 Commercial units, public space and gardens on the former Lawnstone House and Bungalow site adjacent to the Council offices.

Mobilisation to site started in December 2018 and contractors Speller Metcalfe will be working to deliver this major project over a 46 week long contract period in 2019. 

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Five Acres Redevelopment

The Forest of Dean District Council is leading on a project to develop the former Gloucestershire College Forest of Dean Campus Site in Berry Hill. The ambition is to develop a new Council-owned destination leisure facility to add to existing facilities, improve the health and well-being of Forest residents and to increase the numbers of visitors coming to the area.


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