Innovative ideas sought for lorry park

Developers are being invited to tender for a prominent site at Kingsmeadow roundabout near Cirencester.

The 1.5 acre former lorry park and its additional buildings are adjacent to the A419 and A429, Tesco Extra, Aldi and McDonalds, and only a mile from the town centre.

The site is being marketed by Bruton Knowles for sale by informal tender, who believe the site has potential for development for a variety of alternative uses.

Rob Anthony said the town acted as a retail, leisure and employment hub for the wider area and that the reuse of the site is likely to strengthen this role. He said: “The local planning authority has issued an informal advice which suggests that various forms of development may be acceptable subject to consideration of infrastructure, environmental, local character and appearance impact.”

Plans had been drawn up to use the Kingsmeadow site as a depot for waste lorries but these were shelved in favour of a site in South Cerney.

The site provides good connections to Cheltenham (15 miles) Swindon (18 miles) Gloucester (18 miles)  Bristol (41 miles) and London (95 miles). Kemble Railway Station provides a main line service to London Paddington.