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KWNP meetings

We hold monthly meetings open to all residents. We’d love you to join us for coffee and conversation.

Next meeting

  • Date: Tue, 9th June 2020, 12:30 pm
  • Venue: Roots Coffee & Community, 69 Alvin St, Gloucester, GL13EH
  • Focus: Meetings cancelled until further notice

Future meetings for your diary

  1. : KWNP Meeting, Roots
  2. : KWNP Meeting, Roots
  3. : KWNP Meeting, Roots
  4. : KWNP Meeting, Roots
  5. : KWNP AGM, Roots
  6. : KWNP Mtg, Roots

Other local information

  • Covid-19

    Does your neighbour need your help?

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  • Gloucester Heritage Hub in Alvin Street

    Interested in family and local history? See what the Gloucestershire Archive has to offer.

    Go to the Heritage Hub archive
  • Community Engagement Event

    Local PCSOs from the neighbourhood team will be holding a Police Surgery at various times. Please see Police Calendar of Events:

    Gloucestershire Police Calendar of Events

    Officers from the local neighbourhood team will be offering crime prevention advice.

    Please come along and say hello and if you are aware of anyone who would benefit from signing up to the community alerts, can you please let them know.

    PCSO 9185 Kent, Kingsholm & Wotton

  • Redrow’s Second Application Succeeds

    At the meeting of the Planning Committee on Tuesday 8 January 2019, the City Council granted planning permission for the application by Redrow Homes for 100 dwellings on the site of the former Civil Service Sports Ground. This followed the Committee’s refusal on 4 December of the earlier application for 89 dwellings on the same site.

    The meeting was attended by three of the Partnership’s officers and a number of residents. The discussion of the application followed the usual format: the presentation of the officer’s report, followed by representations against and for the proposal, questions, debate and finally the vote. The case officer went through her written report, emphasising the difference between the two applications in relation to the three reasons for refusal agreed last month. On design, she explained that changes to the layout meant that it was now acceptable. In respect of affordable housing, the applicants had altered the type and mix of units to reflect what was most needed. In terms of alternative sports provision, the applicant’s offer for the improvement of facilities elsewhere in the City was also now acceptable.

    Speaking against the proposal, Councillor Jeremy Hilton referred to traffic impact, a lack of consultation with the community, and the inconsistency with what the draft City Plan proposed for the site. Lack of consultation with the community and traffic impact and road safety were also raised by John Price, the Partnership’s secretary, and a local resident, who shared the five minutes allotted to objectors. The applicant’s planning consultant then spoke in favour of the proposal. After a fairly lengthy debate the proposal was approved by 6 votes to 3 with 2 abstentions.

    The outcome will no doubt be disappointing to many residents especially those living close to the site. The Partnership remains concerned that the local area will receive few if any benefits and is not persuaded that road safety issues relating to the coach service to and from the Denmark Road High School were properly taken into account. The application was approved subject to sixteen conditions. The Partnership will take steps to ensure that these are adhered to. Since the application was in full rather than in outline, Redrow could well start work on site fairly soon. The decision also means that the inquiry into the first application for 89 dwellings due to start on 12th March will now almost certainly not take place.

  • Civil Service Development 106 Agreement for new sports provision

    KWNP officers have met with Gloucester City Council to make a strong case that Section 106 money from the Civil Service site development should remain in Kingsholm and Wotton for the benefit of local residents.

    Interested parties have met with representatives from the City Council to discuss potential bids, and have agreed a way forward and to ensure that the monies are used for the maximum benefit of our community.

Your views

If you would like "your views on local issues" discussed at forthcoming meetings of KWNP, please submit a brief text message below - or you can send an email direct to yourviews@kwnp.co.uk.

Time permitting, these messages and emails will be discussed at the next monthly meeting, and a summary of views may be forwarded by KWNP to the appropriate person (e.g. local Councillor) or organisation (e.g. Council) for a response.