February Consultation: See the exhibition boards and let us know your comments!

The exhibition boards displayed at our event in February 2017 are available to view at the link below. Please let us know your comments before we submit an outline planning application in early Spring 2017.

1. Please take a look at the exhibition boards.

2. Once you have had a look through, please tell us what you think, using this online survey tool.

3. Sign up to our mailing list if you would like to be kept informed about the progress of the planning application.

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Consultation Announced: Tuesday 28th February

The Canal & River Trust would like to invite you to view our proposals for Sharpness Docks, before submitting an outline planning application in Spring 2017:

Where? Sharpness Village Hall, 35 Oldminster Road, GL13 9NA

When? Tuesday 28th February: 2pm – 8pm

The session will provide an update on our proposals for the estate, following further work on the Environmental Impact Assessment, which took place over 2016.

You can drop in anytime between 2 and 8pm, members of the team will be on hand to take you through the proposals and answer any questions you may have.

Can’t make it?

If you are unable to make it on the day, the display boards and an online version of the questionnaire will be available to view on this website on the day of the consultation.

Next Steps

Following on from the consultation, the team will be looking to submit an outline planning application in Spring 2017.

Following this, the application will be published on Stroud District Council’s website and local people will be able to comment again on the application through the District Council’s planning portal.

Sharpness Docks Estate: Update 2017

Following delays to the Environmental Impact Assessment surveys, the team is back on track to submit an outline planning application for the site in Spring 2017.

The team will be hosting a final consultation session at the end of February to showcase the proposals to be submitted as part of the planning application.


Sharpness Docks Estate: August Update

The team are in the process of undertaking the last few surveys on the site and will be postponing the final consultation event until autumn 2015. This will  allow the team to take the results from the surveys into full consideration, before the planning application is submitted later in the year.

Please watch this space for updates!

Next consultation date announced for March 2015

The Canal & River Trust would like to invite you to view the evolving proposals for Sharpness Docks at:

Sharpness Village Hall, 35 Oldminster Road, GL13 9NA

  • Friday 27th March: 3pm-8pm
  • Saturday 28th March: 10am-2pm

We will be displaying revised options for the estate, following feedback from the consultation sessions we held back in November and meetings with Stroud District Council and Hinton Parish Council.

Members of the team will be on hand to take you through the proposals and answer any questions you may have. Please come along as we would really appreciate your feedback on the options before we finalise the proposals and submit an outline planning application in Summer 2015.

Thank you for attending our consultation event!

Attendees view the exhibition boards
Attendees view the exhibition

Thanks to everyone who attended our consultation event at the end of November! We have received 48 feedback forms so far and  have analysed the main points and provided a summary below:

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Public Consultation 2 (28-29 November 2014): Note of the Main Messages

Main Messages:

  • The vast number of those who attended supported the proposals for the development of the estate.
  • Those who answered the feedback form also said that they agreed the proposals would deliver the Vision for Sharpness Docks that underpins the submission draft Local Plan policy for the estate.
  • Many welcomed the increase in housing and population – noting the importance to supporting local services and facilities.
  • Many welcomed the tourist attractions identified for the island site and for the Pleasure Grounds – although some asked for reassurance that the Pleasure Ground would continue to be a place for local people too – walking dogs and so on.
  • A few respondents expressed concerns about access into the new housing site (particularly from Oldminster Road), and some said they were anxious about how much traffic would be generated.
  • Some concerns were also expressed about how the new development might disrupt wildlife on the site.
  • The ideas for community gardens, including a community orchard, were welcomed (it seems there had been a community orchard in the past that has now gone).
  • Several expressed a desire for more shops.
  • Those who visited and use the existing football pitch say they want to keep it where it is, but wish to see it improved – including with changing facilities.