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Vision for Brimscombe Port takes major step forward


Stroud District Council has now officially invited three developers to continue in the process to find the right candidate who can bring our vision for Brimscombe Port to life.

They have now been invited to participate in the competitive dialogue stage of the procurement process, which involves discussions between the developers and the Council. This helps us to establish the technical details of their proposals, and to better understand how they see the project unfolding.

Council Deputy Leader Catherine Braun said the plans are continuing to take shape:

“I know the Port redevelopment has felt like a long road for many local people and all those who have been involved in the project for more than 10 years.

All three developers have a strong track record in delivering projects of a similar nature and have demonstrated that they have the skills and experience to deliver the right solution for Brimscombe Port.

“We hope to confirm the successful candidate in the summer and we then expect the developer to engage with the public before submitting its planning application early next year.”

Ward Councillor Beki Aldam said it is an important area for so many people:

“The Port has always played a special role in our community and we want this to continue. We absolutely want, and need, to get this right. We need to ensure that what we build now will help us to meet our 2030 climate goals, and will serve our community for generations to come.”

The vision for Brimscombe Port is to deliver a sustainable new residential-led mixed-use community that meets the needs of both existing and future residents.

The Council wants any developer to utilise the site’s unique characteristics with innovative and inspiring designs, delivering an exemplar scheme that integrates with the existing surroundings and improves and expands the site’s opportunities to enhance daily life for occupiers and visitors alike.

Discussions between the developers and the Council will now take place over the coming months and to ensure a fair, ethical and competitive process, the names of the shortlisted developers will not be shared with the public.