15. What will happen to the existing tenants who are occupying buildings that are scheduled to be demolished to make way for the redevelopment?
Whilst the plans for the future for the Port have been developing, the Council made the decision to continue to let the Business Park and Industrial Estate on a temporary basis to facilitate enterprise and activity and to bring in rental income that is being used to support the redevelopment plans. Although these enterprises provide important and much valued community services – their tenure at Brimscombe Port could only ever be temporary and space was offered to them on the clear understanding that they would need to move to enable the redevelopment to take place. Most of the buildings being occupied by these tenants are at the end of their lives and are increasingly becoming unfit for purpose.
In recognition of the value of these enterprises to our community, the Council has offered support to them all to find alternative premises within Stroud district.