300 homes plan for Sharpness Docks in Stroud, Gloucestershire from Canal and River Trust.
PEOPLE living at waterside Sharpness are about to be presented with proposals for a 300-home development in their tiny dock community.
Residents have been invited to an exhibition on Wednesday of the Canal and River Trust's ideas for new houses, apartments and eco-lodges, plus commercial space for facilities like ship repair, cargo storage and distribution.
The scheme, which would cover 250 acres, would include 90 affordable homes and comes after Stroud District Council recently allocated the land for housing in its draft local plan.
Joe Coggins, a spokesman for the trust – formerly British Waterways – said that with only about 40 homes at the docks at the moment, plus a 100-berth marina, there was potential for growth.
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He added: "The estate is one of our strategic sites on the canal network and sits at the end of the Gloucester-Sharpness Canal.
"We have been working on these proposals to realise the full potential of the estate."
Householder Jane McCredie, a member of Hinton Parish Council, which includes Sharpness, said her first reaction was concern that the mix of homes and industry might lead to problems with noise and smell for the new residents.