In March 2017 Gloucester City Homes secured funding of £1.25m from the Government’s Estates Regeneration Fund. This has allowed us to consult with both communities, partners and create master plans for the regeneration of the Matson and Podsmead estates.
We are working with Matson and Podsmead residents, along with local agencies, Gloucester City Council, Gloucester County Council, local community groups and a range of other partners. The funding has been used to develop proposals to progressively regenerate these estates. This is with the aim to provide additional new homes and facilities, designing places where people want to live and visit, supporting a thriving community and improving the quality of life for all residents.
Gloucester City Council, through its new City Plan 2016-2031 has made the renewal of Matson and Podsmead a priority. The first step of the process has been to produce Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) and indicative master plans for each neighbourhood. These will identify the future layout of each neighbourhood, showing the location of existing and proposed replacement and new housing, improved streets, open spaces and public buildings. The SPDs will be used as a guide to development in Matson and Podsmead over the next 15 – 20 years and the master plans will provide a basis for any planning applications.