9 March 2017
GLOUCESTER - The Local Development Order (LDO) that PBA prepared for the redevelopment of the Quayside and Blackfriars area in Gloucester has been passed unanimously by Gloucester City Council.
The LDO will unlock development potential and open the door to regeneration for the local area. The site has the potential to provide housing for the city, student accommodation for the University of Gloucestershire and improve connections with the River Severn.
In creating the LDO, PBA were able to establish a number of design principles and complete preparatory work that will permit development within defined parameters and remove the need for planning permission.
Neil Corbett, Head of Property at Gloucestershire County Council commented: "Adoption of the LDO for Quayside/Blackfriars, Gloucester is an important step in the regeneration the City. PBA, under the direction of Mary Crew, have consistently played a key role as Lead Consultant of this challenging and ambitious project."
Mary Crew, Principal Planner with PBA, said: “The LDO will make the site much more attractive for developers and allow the city to bring an underused and undervalued area back to life. Our work will enable developers to accelerate the delivery of development to create a new mixed-use city district which is of high architectural quality and improves connections with the River Severn at the Quay.“