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.

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Podsmead Neighbourhood
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Matson Neighbourhood

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.


Where We Are Now

The City Council adopted the Supplementary Planning Documents, one for Matson and one for Podsmead, in November 2019.

We are working hard to complete the revised plans for both neighbourhoods based on the comments made by residents at previous consultation events, secure the remaining finance needed to fund them and in consultation with City Council planners, ensure that they are plans that can receive Council support.

We will then bring them back to both communities for you to have your final say. We hope to do that sometime this year subject to the Government lockdown being lifted to allow us to have safe face to face consultations with you at open meetings and where possible in your own home


Get Involved

The planned 2020 regeneration consultation events for Podsmead have unfortunately been cancelled, in response to the new government guidance forbidding gatherings of more than 6 people. We do intend however to rearrange the events as soon as we can in 2021. In the meantime we will still publish our current draft plans in October, online and on community noticeboards