100 homes to be built on sports field
By Andrew Merrell | 9th January 2019
Opposition from residents, concern over road safety, traffic, school places, local services and badgers did not stop councillors voting in favour of 100 homes on a Gloucester sports field.
Just weeks after it was refused permission to build 89 homes on the Kingsholm site housebuilder Redrow has been given the go-ahead for new plans for 100 dwellings.
The housing estate will be built on the former Civil Service sports field off Estcourt Road and abutting Denmark Road.
A report from the city council's planning officers recommended approval for the latest plans by the Welsh housing developer.
Six members of the council's planning committee voted in favour of the application, with three against and two abstaining.
Alongside the most recent plans came 69 objections from the community.
Councillors voiced concerns that a refusal could see the matter go before the planning inspector with the local authority looking at shouldering costs if it lost.
As part of what is called a Section 106 agreement the developer will give £1.6million towards replacement sports facilities and £418,000 as compensation.
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