Black Dog Way Text (2)A former Gloucester City supermarket could be a step closer to being redeveloped.

A planning application has been submitted for the former Kwik Save site on Black Dog Way which has lain derelict for over a decade.  Working with the landowner, Newland Homes, Rooftop Housing Group has submitted plans for 94 affordable homes, for rent and purchase, plus a proposal for a café or retail unit.

Funding for the project will come from the Homes and Communities Agency, with local architects Quattro designing a modern contemporary development that will lift the area, and give an economic boost to Gloucester City Centre.

Work could start as early as this summer, with homes being made available in 2018.

David Hannon, Development Director at Rooftop Housing Group said “It’s a very exciting time for Gloucester, working with the City council and the HCA gives a fantastic opportunity to regenerate this part of the city. Most importantly it’ll bring much needed affordable housing to benefit the Gloucester community.”

Jeremy Drew, Design Director at Newland Homes adds “Since the market downturn in 2008 we have been committed to finding a deliverable solution to this key regeneration site. At last, working with the HCA and Gloucester City Council it looks like Rooftop Housing Group can provide a great solution, so as landowner we have done our part to enable this. We look forward to the projects’ fruition, regeneration of this corner of the City Centre, and significant provision of affordable homes.”

Cllr Colin Organ, cabinet member for housing and planning at Gloucester City Council, said: “The old Kwik Save site has been vacant for far too long, and is one of a number of areas in the city we identified for regeneration.”

“This application would help us to achieve our target of delivering 1,000 new homes within the Housing Zone, and would see much-needed housing come to the city centre. However, the application still has to go through the planning process and no decisions have been made yet.”