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Levelling Up Fund bid

image An impression of what Wallbridge could look like
An impression of what Wallbridge could look like

The Government's Levelling Up Fund (LUF) was launched in March 2021 with £4.8 billion to invest in high value local infrastructure across the UK.
Stroud District Council is leading a bid for £15mllion-plus to improve gateways to Stroud, connectivity and cultural and heritage assets

The bid includes:

Gateway Spaces 

  • Transformation of Wallbridge green space
  • Sub Rooms Town Square
  • Creation of 11 new affordable business incubator units in Five Valleys Shopping Centre
  • Purchase of brownfield land for the development of homes


  • Improved pedestrian and cycle routes around Wallbridge
  • Improvements to the end of the Nailsworth to Stroud cycle route at Bath Road, Rodborough
  • Improvements for cyclists and pedestrians around the town centre
  • Brunel Mall - opening up the car park to the station to add additional station car parking and reducing the traffic in the town centre
  • Additional information at a key gateway into the town by the installation of Real Time Passenger Information making it a better experience for bus users

Cultural Landmarks 

  • Ramped access and internal improvements to: Lansdown Hall, Subscription Rooms and Brunel Goods Shed.

Stroud District Council is working with key stakeholders in a LUF Task Force including the Stroud MP, Stroud Town Council, Network Rail, Great Western Railway, Stroud & District Chamber of Trade, Gloucestershire County Council, and GFirst LEP.

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