£40 million development could create 500 jobs in Gloucestershire

Up to 500 jobs could be created if a new £40 million business park at the former RAF Quedgeley site, Hunts Grove, gets the go ahead.

By Andrew Merrell  |  Published
Plans are emerging for what could be the final stage of the redevelopment of the former RAF Quedgeley site, south of Gloucester.

If a new business park, near to the M5 in Gloucestershire, gets the go-ahead it could lead to a £30 to £40 million investment and create up to 500 jobs, according to the developer behind the proposed scheme.

Manchester-based P4 Planning has launched a public consultation ahead of filing its outline plans to Stroud District Council for the development of an undisclosed number of business units totalling 27,871square metres on the 8.22-hectare site at Hunts Grove, the former former RAF Quedgeley site.

The site sits between the A38 and the M5, just above junction 12 and south of Waterwells Business Park.

The application will seek outline permission for employment units. The proposal is in full accordance with the adopted local plan which designates this land for employment uses.

An application in April 2021 to develop the land for houses was refused because it would mean ‘the loss of a key employment site and the proposal's incompatibility with a 'strong commercial setting and context'.

According to the developer ‘pre-application advice from Stroud District supports the development principle’ for the new scheme.

More detail of the scheme, including overall floor space, height and class of use, will be revealed in the outline planning application.

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