Regeneration scheme moving forward with 92 homes plan drawn up for Cinderford
ONE of the cornerstones of Cinderford's regeneration is a step closer, with plans for 92 homes and the demolition of Ensors abattoir being submitted.
The planning application was validated at the end of last week, laying open the fine details of the scheme, one of the biggest single aspects of the town's long hoped for revamp.
Councillors will go over the plans with a fine toothcomb in November, when the scheme is likely to win approval and the diggers given permission to move in.
The council's development control committee will be told the project is "a design-lead exemplar scheme" made up of 40 per cent affordable housing, the rest going on sale on the open market.
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Ensors is in the process of moving to a new base in the Forest Vale area of the town.
Councillor Patrick Molyneux, leader of the council and cabinet member for regeneration, said: "The submission of this planning application is another step forward in the regeneration of Cinderford and the Forest of Dean district as a whole.
"This is a good opportunity for Cinderford which will mean the provision of new homes and gives the opportunity for Ensors to relocate and grow.
"A decision is due to be made by the planning committee before 28 November."
He added: "The Valley Road housing site is included in the recently launched Cinderford Investment Prospectus which sets out an exciting 15 year vision of what might be achieved on land to the north of the town, and elsewhere in the Forest.
"The prospectus aims to attract the investment that will create much-needed jobs and revitalise and renew the area to the long-term benefit of the entire district.
"So far £46 million of investment has already been secured."
The plans have also been welcomed by others. Coun Graham Morgan, chairman of the regeneration board, said it will mean people can finally believe in the scheme.
"Until now, it's all been about work going on behind the scenes," he said.
"In the next year or so people are really going to see the work starting to get done so I think we can be fairly certain about it now and welcome that.
"It's extremely positive news, it's a super scheme.
"It will bring more people to Cinderford and, with the Northern Quarter regeneration too, more jobs will be created.
"That's the big one, because so many people are leaving the Forest to go miles to work and we want them to have the opportunities here too."
View the plans online at www.fdean.gov.uk