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Former Gloucester Aerodome Redevelopment Finally Takes Off

Work to redevelop the site of the former Brockworth Aerodrome and Gloucestershire Aircraft Company has begun.

Around 30 years since outline permission to redevelop the site was first granted to another developer, Bluebell Homes, part of the Edenstone Group, has been given full planning consent to build 166 new homes off Whittle Square, Brockworth, on the edge of Gloucester.

Along with new homes, the scheme will lead to around £2m being invested in the local area. It will also see the creation of green open spaces and community facilities including bike hire, outdoor gym equipment, play areas, and electric car charging points. Work on the development, known as Trinity Quarter is now underway. The first properties to be delivered will be affordable housing available via Gloucester City Homes, with Bluebell Homes set to release private sale homes in the autumn.

Chris Edge, operations director for Edenstone Group, said: “Originally part of the Brockworth Aerodrome, Trinity Quarter has the promise of being a great new community, bringing a long-term vacant site back into good use, providing new homes alongside community facilities and investment in the wider neighbourhood. It will be the second Gloucestershire development to feature designs from our Bluebell Homes brand. The scheme will be integral to delivering Tewkesbury Borough Council’s housing requirement and will provide a well-designed residential development at the heart of Brockworth.”

The 3.44 hectare site forms part of an allocation in the Tewkesbury Borough Local Plan to 2011, which provides for a mixed-use district centre incorporating a foodstore, a number of shop units, leisure uses, community uses, a hotel, and business and residential use, much of which has now been built.

There will also be three commercial units within the development, plus open space for residents to enjoy.Edenstone said it will invest in the wider neighbourhood, with more than £345,000 for education and libraries.