Takeaways, shops and restaurants expected to make up 11 new units in Kingsway
By The Citizen | Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 06:00
TAKEAWAYS and restaurants are expected to form 11 new outlets at a new development in Kingsway.
PLACE TO EAT: The site of the planned takeaways.
A planning application has been made for a single-storey building containing 11 retail units to be built in the area.
It represents phase two of the local centre plan, with six shops having already been built as part of phase one.
And it seems residents in the area are keen to see more of an offering by way of places to eat.
Kirsty Dalley, of Kingfisher Church, said: "Takeaways would be a great addition for the area, I think that is exactly what it needs.
"Personally I don't think restaurants are badly needed, we have the Barn Owl pub which does great food."
Kingsway campaigner Sarah Churchill is excited about the new development, which will be next to Tesco Express.
She said: "I would love to see more food places, like takeaways that sell exotic food.
"We don't have any takeaways here at all, a nice Indian would be good. A coffee shop where you can sit outside would be good too.
"It would be great if we had more independent businesses grab this opportunity rather than the big chains.
"There are literally thousands of people living in Kingsway and there is nothing here for them. But this will be absolutely fantastic."
The proposals for the new shops will go before Gloucester City Council's planning committee next Tuesday.
And Gloucestershire county councillor Barry Kirby (L, Grange and Kingsway) is keen to see it get the thumbs up.
He said: "This application is much anticipated and much wanted. It signals that the estate is continuing to grow and the community is continuing to build.
"There has been a lot of call in the area for takeaways and restaurants. We would also like to see a doctors' surgery too. Restaurants would offer somewhere for the community to meet and spend time together which is what Kingsway needs."
Meanwhile, city councillor Fred Wood (C, Quedgeley Fieldcourt) said: "This will be part of the heart of Kingsway."