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Smashing news for development which could create almost 300 new jobs

Written by: Andrew Merrell | Posted 22 September 2020 8:00

Smashing news for development which could create almost 300 new jobs

A new hotel, restaurant and retail park on the edge of Gloucester will create as many as 295 jobs, according to the business behind the scheme. 

City planners have now approved a vital stage of the redevelopment of what some will know as the former Interbrew site off Eastern Avenue, at its corned with Metz Way. 

The plans, drawn up by Gloucestershire architects Roberts Limbrick, whose offices are just a mile from the site, include a 180-cover pub/restaurant, a drive-through takeaway and a 44-room hotel on the 5.29-hectare site. 

First submitted back in December 2018, the scheme received further approval from city planners this week for the demolition of the buildings standing in the way of the development.

Planning was first approved back in December 2019 for the Marstons Plc scheme, subject to conditions and the completion of a Section 106 obligation to secure £10,000 for a Travel Plan monitoring fee. 

The site, which it is proposed would be renamed Access Park, would also include a large DIY store, six employment units, parking for 389 cars, spaces for 106 bicycles, 13,748 square metres of B8 business storage and distribution space,4,700 square metres of shops and trading space and some 255 square metres given over to food takeaways.