Ecotricity’s vision for a new Eco Park in Stroud could be the foundation for Gloucestershire’s transformation as a centre for green business innovation.
That’s according to Angus Taylor, Head of Commercial at Bruton Knowles’ Gloucester office, who attended the Eco Park business breakfast recently – along with representatives from more than a hundred local organisations.
Angus Taylor said: “Ecotricity’s vision of a Gateway to Stroud incorporates an Eco Park Green Technology Hub and a new Forest Green Rovers football all-wood stadium linked with road improvements to the A419 from J13 of the M5.
Ecotricity has applied to Stroud District Council for outline planning permission for the development and has high hopes this will be granted.
If approved, the ambitious plans could be a ‘game changer for the whole of Gloucestershire’
Angus said: “At stake is a 100 acre sports and green technology centre with a further 50 acres dedicated to creating state-of-the-arts sporting facilities, including the football stadium for Forest Green Rovers and the promise of up to 4,000 new jobs for the region.
“The Eco Park would help redefine the county’s commercial landscape, bringing much-needed new build commercial stock to the market and improve the local infrastructure into the bargain.
“Ecotricity has presented a dynamic vision for an Eco Park that represents one of the most exciting commercial developments in the region for decades. It’s great to see such a well put together plan that provides much needed quality commercial space.”