Projects > Initial Projects
|Construction Skills Centre|
Working in partnership with Stroud College and Stroud District Council, a £½ million was raised from funding bids to European Social Funding and the South West Regional Development Agency to set up the training centre in Dursley. This has enabled local people to ensure that they are trained to take up opportunities locally on the development of the Littlecombe site (the former Lister industrial site), which is now being redeveloped for mixed use, some 600 homes being built. After starting courses in the old Education Centre, Stroud College is aiming to build a purpose built centre in Dursley to teach Construction Skills. For more information, please call Dursley Education Centre on 01453 542060 or Stroud College 01453 763424, website
|Design Structure Plan for Town Centre Development|
Evans Associates are currently putting the final touches to the
Development Framework for Dursley town centre. They have been working in
Dursley, consulting planners with regard to the developments at Littlecombe
and the Supermarket, as well as consulting key stakeholders and local people.
Their brief was to produce a plan which will inform both public and private
development. It included plans to look at improvements to the town, and
importantly the links between Littlecombe and the town, Littlecombe and
the Supermarket and the Supermarket to the town. Other areas discussed in
the brief were - the town centre and how to maximise the area around the
Market Hall; Water Street and the Broadwell, part of our heritage which
is rather neglected; as well as management of traffic and transport and
car parking. The built and natural environment were all part of their brief.
Please visit our 'What's New > Latest News' page to read progress on the Littlecombe and Sainsbury's developments.
One outcome has been the setting up of two groups, The GL11 Stakeholder Group and the Town Centre Project group.
GL11 stakeholder group
Town Centre Project Group
|Survey of Community Needs|
WM Consultants have now completed their work locally on community needs having consulted widely with the community, local business and many focus groups. The report has been accepted by the South West Regional Development Agency and already the depth of information from local people is proving very valuable in informing new developments in education. Information on where local people travel to work has also proved useful to local developers in considering their transport plans. Vale Vision are now progressing the recommendations in the plan to ensure that any facilities are well matched to local needs.